The Big Picture Interview: Economist Dr. Richard Wolff, Capitalism’s Crisis Deepens: Essays on the Global Economic Meltdown, joins Thom. The Federal Reserve is set to announce tomorrow whether it will raise interest rates now or wait until after the election. Is this decision about economics or about holding off the next crash until the most politically convenient point possible?

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