Global Capitalism

June 11th, 2013 7:30 PM
Global Capitalism
Monthly Update
Rick Wolff

These Tuesday evenings begin with updates and analyses of major economic events during the last month. We focus especially on the ongoing global capitalist economic crisis, government responses, and how they are changing and challenging contemporary capitalism. We examine resistances to "austerity," "deficit reduction" and other similar programs that try to shift the costs of capitalist crisis onto the general population.

Actual economic developments and the alternative theoretical and analytical options for understanding them are central to these presentations. When time permits, there are general discussions open to all on the developments of the US and world economies and especially their political implications. We aim to develop all participants’ understanding and their ability to explain how economies are changing 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. He also teaches classes regularly at the Brecht Forum in Manhattan.

Sliding scale: $6/$10/$15
Free for Brecht Forum Subscribers