Does Capitalism Actually Reduce Poverty?

Professor Richard Wolff of the New School joins us to answer this question. You’ve probably heard that “capitalism has reduced global poverty by 90 percent.” It’s a line frequently parroted by capitalism’s most enthusiastic promoters. But there’s a problem with those claims: they’re either misleading or outright false. Wolff breaks it down.


Presenter/Writer Richard Wolff

Director/Animator Reid Hildebrand

Composer David Maine

Script Coordinator David Oks

Sound Design Julia Purcell

Photography Giulia Marchi

                       Nicholas Asfouri

Special Thanks Mike & Whitney Gravel