Global Capitalism - A Monthly Update & Discussion: February 2013

This month's update was livestreamed for the first time. It worked and 111 people tuned in for the whole thing, however there were unexpected commericals that interrupted his talk and cause people to miss large portions of it. We got great feedback that people want more of this and so do we! With funds contriuted through the website we are going to pay for a subscription to a livesteaming service that allows it to be commerical free and the best quality possible.
We will post instructions on how to view the livestream on next month's event page linked here as well as Facebook and Twitter and will send out an email blast to the mailing list. You can subscribe to that by clicking this link.
These Tuesday evenings will each begin with an update and analysis of major economic events of the last month and their contexts of longer-term economic trends shaping politics and society here and abroad. We will focus on the evolving global capitalist economic crisis and its consequences. We will examine topics such as the social costs effects of the historic long-term US unemployment, national debt crises and “austerity programs” in Greece, Ireland, Spain, and beyond changes in today’s Chinese economy and their global effects, tax reform and the entire tax issue in the US today, continuing crisis in the US housing and credit markets the economics of immigration.
Actual economic developments will shape the agenda for each monthly Tuesday meeting. Rick Wolff, with occasional guests, will present an economic update and an analysis of some particular economic topics and then open the floor to questions, comments and a general discussion of where the US and world economies are going and the political implications. We aim to develop participants’ understanding of and ability to explain to others the key economic developments of our time.
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.

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