Rethinking Prosperity, a project of the UW’s Center for Communication and Civic Engagement (CCCE), is hosting a public discussion with renowned economics scholar, radio host, and writer Richard Wolff.

For the past 35 years, Wolff as a Professor of Economics (University of Massachusetts-Amherst, New School University) has shaped the academic as well as the public discussion about the capitalist economy and its alternatives. He has written numerous books, including the groundbreaking publication Democracy at Work, which inspired the creation of a nonprofit organization dedicated to showing how and why to make democratic workplaces real. In addition, Wolff hosts the weekly hour-long radio program “Economic Update,” which is syndicated on public radio stations nationwide, and he writes regularly for The Guardian and In this presentation, Wolff will discuss the fundamental change away from capitalist enterprises that is needed to reverse the growing economic inequality, corrupted politics and ecological self-destruction that we are facing today.

WHEN: Tuesday, October 27 at 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: Communications Building, Room 120
RSVP (required):
*This event is free and open to the public.

Following the talk, there will be an intimate dinner with Prof. Wolff to continue the conversation. Space is very limited and a minimum donation is requested. For more information, contact