Global Capitalism: Live Economic Update

Co-sponsored by Democracy at Work, Left Forum, Judson Memorial Church & Individual Contributors

The Economics of Taxing Wealth
- Current proposals by Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren
- How US already taxes wealth (of some, not others)
- How other countries tax wealth
- How US enables/allows wealth to escape taxes
- Redistributing wealth: pros and cons

In connection with Wolff’s discussion of the main topic above, he will also cover the following issues at the November 13, 2019, event:
1. The protest movements in Chile, Lebanon and beyond and how they differ from those in Hong Kong
2. The overdue critique of “libertarian” capitalism

These programs begin with 30 minutes of short updates on important economic events of the last month. Then Wolff analyzes several major economic issues. Our goal is 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.

Requested Fee/Donation: $10 per person. If you access the videos of these monthly updates posted on YouTube and our websites, we ask you to join our attendees who contribute at least $10 at each event to help defray costs of producing, video-taping, and distributing these videos. Please contribute via our donate page. Contributions to Democracy at Work are tax deductible (we will gladly provide receipts at the event). For those able to contribute more than $10, our special thanks.

November 13, 2019 at 7:30pm - 9pm
Judson Memorial Church
239 Thompson St
New York, NY 10012
United States
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Donnie Boman Annalise Wolf Ryan Wolf Jonathan Montero Antonio Casuso Mauro Brozzi La Rainne Pasion Jeff Schiller Mark Verity Pau Ortells Jian Shen Jacob Hirsch Liam Kavanagh Fabio Baldassari Ben West Jerry Burch sarah boulos Joseph Nally Laura Adriaensens Loida Tavera Martin Heinsdorf Sydney Bigelow ian Graetzer Kate McGreevy jeanette thomas Hugh Sharpe seth ceely Obinna Ijomah William Sanchez David Murray Manfred Podschlapp Haydee Larrea Luigi Rebollos Sydney Brahmavar

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  • Benjamin Schroeder
    commented 2020-01-17 12:53:08 -0500
    Professor Richard Wolff,
    I am one of your readers/listeners of the updates you present each month. Yesterday, I reviewed several of your past presentations (about five plus hours) and came away with a history of the world (Soviet Union, China, England and United States) that develop into a capitalism vs socialism nation to understand how our current economic mess came to be.

    Let’s face it, China is the number one Nation who is the powerhouse/leader and presents a different type of leader than twenty years ago. The United States is no longer number one or even in the top five industrial nations today. Too much money floating around at very low or no interest rates. Stock Market is for the top 1%. This top 1% will be out of the market when the recession begins, leaving the average investor wondering what happen! If the world currency changes to not accepting U.S. currency, then big problems will happen when other nations want payback for the U.S. dollars they hold (our debt)!

    The debt (student loans, states, cities, towns, etc) in the U.S. is too high and the average person or debtor can never repay unless the government confiscates our savings and we are taxed out of our bank accounts. Our country will come to a standstill about 30 days after the recession starts is my prediction. Much layoff, no more work, companies trying to save, etc. Staples like food will suddenly be hard to get.

    Recession could last ten or more years, no matter who is in the White House! Are you ready?
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