February 2011 Monthly Update on Capitalism
- the social costs and effects of unemployment, the housing crisis, deficits, exploding national debts and money creation
- the issue of long-term economic decline for wage and salary-earners
- “austerity programs” in Europe and mass resistance
- crisis responses in China and other developing economies.
The goal is to develop a deepening understanding of the crisis as systemic and of basic social changes as preferred responses to it. Actual economic developments will shape the agenda for each monthly Tuesday meeting. Rick Wolff, with occasional guests, will present an economic update and an analysis of some particular economic topics and then open the floor to questions, comments and general discussion of where the US and world economics are going and the political implications. We aim to develop participants' understanding of and ability to explain to others the key economic developments of our time.
Next update Tuesday, March 22nd 7:30pm
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