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Capitalism in Crisis: Addiction as a Business Model — Capitalism Kills!

This interview is an episode of The Socialist Program with Brian Becker, a podcast providing news and views about the world for those who want to change it. You can follow the show on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Brian and Prof. Wolff discuss how the tobacco industry built an extremely profitable business model based on addiction, and what they’re doing to try to keep it going.

Richard Wolff is the co-founder of the organization Democracy at Work and the author of many books, the latest being “The Sickness is the System: When Capitalism Fails to Save Us from Pandemics or Itself”. You can check out his work at


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