The Pandemic Made the Divide Between Ruling and Working Class Clearer Than Ever

A conversation with world-renowned economist Richard D. Wolff.

Maximillian Alvarez

Health care professionals take a break awaiting patients as they test for Covid-19 at the ProHEALTH testing site in Jericho, New York, March 24, 2020. Steve Pfost/Newsday RM via Getty Images

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In this special episode of Working People, we chat with world-renowned economist Richard D. Wolff about how the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated changes to the terrain of work, how we define working class,” and what we need to do to build a broad, diverse, and strong working-class politics in the 21st century.

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Maximillian Alvarez is editor-in-chief at the Real News Network and host of the podcast Working People, available at InThe​se​Times​.com. He is also the author of The Work of Living: Working People Talk About Their Lives and the Year the World Broke.

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