Global Capitalism: January 2020 Live Economic Update

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The Three Key Economic Issues of 2020

with Richard D. Wolff
Wednesday, January 08, 2020 at 7:30 PM

Judson Memorial Church Assembly Hall
Washington Square, Manhattan
Co-sponsored by Democracy at Work and Judson Memorial Church

In connection with Wolff’s discussion of the main topic above, he will also cover the following issues at the January 08, 2020 event:

  • How, why US economy is not in “great” shape 
  • How, why US capitalism now struggles between tariffs, trade wars (protectionism) and free trade (globalization) 
  • Tensions, conflicts with China 
  • Class War in France: Macron vs united unions and yellow vests 
  • Class War in the UK: Labor Party defeat, Brexit, and what comes next

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  • Benjamin Schroeder
    commented 2020-01-10 11:34:22 -0500
    Dr.Wolff,
    I have twice listened to your Janurary 2020 delivery of world events. Over the last 50/60 years I was a product of the working class and therefore lived through our economic system, but you put it all together of what really caused our present economic troubles.

    I remember working for Walmart being asked the question while being an employee if I wanted to join the union! If I said yes, my employment ended immediately, but if I said no, I would continue to work at Walmart!

    Our world, especially the USA, is in for a BIG downturn this year 2020! I advise people to prepare for life as we now know it, to change to the worst! Inflation and shortages of staples (such as food) may happen suddenly! Will your family be ready? Ben
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