Global Capitalism: February 2016 Monthly Update

Demands for Basic Economic Change Keep Growing

Co-sponsored by Democracy at Work, Left Forum, and Judson Memorial Church

These programs begin with 30 minutes of short updates on important economic events of the last month. Then Prof. Wolff analyzes several major economic issues. For this February, these will include:

1. Today’s extreme global wealth inequality: the facts and what they mean
2. Capitalism’s instability: risk of economic crises in 2016, the evidence
3. Britain’s Labour Party endorses worker coops as major new policy

Our goal: to develop all participants’ understanding and ability to explain current economic events and trends to others. When time permits, we open the floor to questions and comments.

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  • followed this page 2016-08-26 19:44:05 -0400
  • commented 2016-02-11 14:31:41 -0500
    Excellent discussion, thanks for sharing!
  • commented 2016-02-04 17:03:53 -0500
    I’m sure I am one of your biggest fans : I can’t wait until next monthly update, already! I so want to thank you for your years of Commitment and Passion.

    Good news this month : I had missed the Labour Party new vision bit.

    By-the-way, I am from Québec (good that you had some good stuff from us… though, good isn’t quite the word…medium good?)

    To me, the great news about the Front Commun is that, in spite of the Unions recommendations to accept the – laughable – offer, is that it’s the Members who will not follow their Leaders… wonderful news! (although, I think SOME Unions signed, but it’s not clear exactly who and what). We all love Unions but we know how corrupt the Offices can be as well, not to mention the fact that they have been sleeping with Gov. AND Patronat for the past 35 years, or so. So Rebellion is brewing. (We all know there IS money, and we all know WHERE the money is so the Front Leaders have no excuse and the members are, for once, pushing the issue).

    And, I know you’re very busy now – due to the fact that YOU have awaken all those people! – but there was a Cabinet Shuffle last week (not sure if you’ve heard) and the new word now, is COMPASSION.

    The word until then was (Super Turbo) AUSTERITY. So, you cut Billions of throats, basically, last week, and… Compassion this week! You gotta have a great sense of humour to follow politics…. and, a couple of years to prepare for the next election!

    Anyway, thanks to you, once again. Keep that Passion alive. Keep waking up the sleeping beauties.

    Francine Dozois, Montréal
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