Economic Update: War and the Left

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 In this week's show, Prof. Wolff talks about the GOP's stance on student debt forgiveness, US corporations replacing home ownership with rentals, today's US economy not "strong," and left unity, as 4 French left parties work to defeat Macron. In the second half, Wolff interviews Prof. Marcello Musto on the history of the left and Marxism, and how they deal with war in the past and in Ukraine.


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About our guest: Marcello Musto is a Professor of Sociological Theory at York University, in Toronto, and is known globally for his studies on Karl Marx and Marxisms. His publications include four single-authored books, eleven edited volumes, and 50 journal articles and book chapters (Google Scholar). His work has been translated worldwide in twenty-five languages and his writings have appeared in dozens of refereed publications from many disciplines.

Over the years, Professor Musto has presented his ideas at over 130 academic events, in more than 20 countries, and has built an international intellectual network for research partnership and public engagement.  He is the founding director of the Laboratory for Alternative Theories, at York University, and the editor of the book series Marx, Engels, Marxisms (Palgrave Macmillan) and Critiques and Alternatives to Capitalism (Routledge). Musto also contributes regularly to the several daily and online newspapers. His writings focus on socialism, progressive social movements, and left-wing political parties.
Twitter: @MarMusto 

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