Global Capitalism: September 2018 Economic Update

Economic Nationalism: How Capitalism Tries to Cope With Extreme Inequality

with Richard D. Wolff 
Co-sponsored by Democracy at Work, Left Forum & Judson Memorial Church

As global capitalism changes, each country tries to grab gains from and shift losses onto others: nationalist hostility becomes the new “spirit of the age” (Brexit, Trump, demonization of immigrants and foreigners, etc.).

In connection with Prof. Wolff’s discussion of the main topic above, he also covers the following issues:

  • Emerging market crises (Venezuela, Turkey, Argentina, Indonesia, etc.
  • Modern Monetary Theory, how banks create money, and the meaning of today’s record levels of government, corporate and personal debts
Our goal: To develop all participants’ understanding and ability to explain current economic events and trends to others. We open the floor to questions and comments when time permits. 
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