Global Capitalism: Impacts & Alternatives for Cities, States & Nations
October 8th, 2013 7:00 PM
LOCATION: 66 5TH AVENUE, RM 60A3
Co-sponsor: The New School Design & Urban Ecologies Program
Impacts & Alternatives for Cities, States & Nations
PLEASE NOTE NEW TIME & PLACE!
These Tuesday evenings begin with updates and analyses of the last month’s major economic events. We focus on the global capitalist economic crisis, government responses, and the growing challenges to contemporary capitalism. We examine resistances to "austerity," "deficit reduction" and other programs aimed to “socialize” the costs of capitalist crisis. Alternative theories for understanding these issues are considered. Likewise, we examine alternatives to capitalism as solutions to today’s economic problems. When time permits, we open the floor to general discussions. Our goal: to develop all participants’ understanding and ability to explain economic developments to others.
Richard D. Wolff is Professor of Economics Emeritus, University of Massachusetts, Amherst where he taught economics from 1973 to 2008. He is currently a Visiting Professor in the Graduate Program in International Affairs of the New School University, New York City. His work is available at rdwolff.com and democracyatwork.info.
Sliding scale: $6/$10/$15
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