How Capitalism Exploits You

At the very heart of capitalism is a system of exploitation. That is not a pejorative label: it’s an objective definition of what work actually means. In order for capitalists to make a profit, their workers have to earn less than the value they produce, and that extra value has to go to their bosses. You’re being robbed – and it’s the system called capitalism that’s doing it. Professor Richard Wolff, the Founder of Democracy at Work, explains.


Presenter/Writer Richard Wolff

Producers Tymon Brown
Reid Hildebrand

Animators Austin Hochstatter


                   Alex Noelke

Composer David Maine

Script Coordinator David Oks

Camera Shane Knight

Sound Design Daniel Wahlfeldt

Special Thanks Mike & Whitney Gravel