Can Redistribution Solve Capitalism's Crises?

Date: 
Monday, December 2, 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: 
Bluestockings bookstore, fair trade cafe, and activist center in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. 172 Allen Street between Stanton and Rivington, south of Houston St. (212) 777.6028
Contact: 

Marxist-Humanist Initiative mhi@marxisthumanistinitiative.org

A roundtable conversation co-sponsored by Marxist-Humanist Initiative and Internationalist Perspective will critically examine proposals to redistribute income and wealth that are currently popular in “Marxist,” social democratic, and left-Keynesian circles.

Discussants will address the questions: Can redistribution make capitalism “fair”? Can it prevent repeated economic crises? Does inequality cause crises and poverty? If not, what are the causes? Can capitalism be reformed to make it serve human needs? If not, what is the alternative?

Discussants: Andrew Kliman, Anne Jaclard, Mac Intosh, and Sander

Andrew Kliman’s new pamphlet will be on sale: “Can Income Redistribution Rescue Capitalism?: on 'Monthly Review’s' Factual & Theoretical Myths”