Global Capitalism: Live Economic Update (YouTube Premiere)

Co-sponsored by Democracy at Work, Left Forum, Judson Memorial Church & Individual Contributors
Special thanks to the following Patrons whose generous support makes this lecture series possible: dokidokidango - humberto najera - Laurence Shute - m - Mahmood Nooshi - Matthew Kleu - mountainous dreams - Sharon Hanson.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will not be able to host this regular live event in NYC. However, we invite you to "attend" the event digitally, at the regular date and time, as it premieres on our YouTube channel. 

It will premiere on our YouTube channel at the regular lecture time, this Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 7:30 PM EST. Details below; please feel free to circulate further as we welcome new audience members.

with Richard D. Wolff
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 7:30 PM
Topics for the evening:
  • Why capitalist enterprises & governments failed to prepare for Corona
  • Private unemployment vs government re-employment
  • Pandemic policies worsen inequality, instability of capitalism
  • How to do better than capitalism during Corona 

In connection with Wolff’s discussion of the main topic above, he will also cover the following issues:
  • History lesson: Bubonic plague / feudalism dies – Coronavirus / capitalism dies
  • The pandemic and worker cooperative enterprises


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May 13, 2020 at 7:30pm - 9pm
New York, NY
United States
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Ahmed Elmi JaneAnne Jeffries Johnson Bill Robinson Elizabeth F. Harris Joshua Pessar Jeff Siedenberg Michelle LePaule Michael Bindner Ronald Domin Joan Simon Rod Rogers Bill Schwalb sand brim Cristine Diaz Vaughn McClain Kevin Velez S. Embree Daria Leverne James Flanagan Saly McMullen Carole Oleniuk Jesus Salgado Rick Casey Vincent Scala Allison Yung Al Markowitz Catherine Carroll Erica Howland Maria Fatima Villena Dawn DelMonte Donovan Russell Barbara Braun Nancie Celini Darlene Elias Catherine Matthews Rajendra Sahai Lynda Cushman Jerry Ashton Robert Ball Kate McGreevy Blair Bertaccini Dr. Doug Gilbert Laurence Hoffmann chrysoula gitsoulis

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  • Ahmed Elmi
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  • Steve Greenberg
    commented 2020-05-13 21:10:36 -0400
    Capitalism is not meant to handle society’s needs in the realm of health care. That is why we shouldn’t expect to apply capitalsim in those domains where it isn’t suited.

    There are some things that a society needs that are not well measured by monetary profit.

    It is wrong to use solutions for problems to which they don’t apply. That’s true of capitalism as it of socialism. Where the “free” market does create an allocation of resoources that is good for a society, we may not want to apply socialism there.
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