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Economics Seminar: The Crisis of US Capitalism and a Solution: A Conversation with Economist Richard D. Wolff

November 29 at 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Join us for a conversation with Dr. Richard D. Wolff, Professor of Economics Emeritus, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Dr. Wolff will discuss US capitalism’s problems today which include record inequality, economic instability, Covid, inflation, bad jobs, record government, business, and household debts, US political gridlock, and tough global competition. These problems add up to a general crisis of the system. The reaction inside the US – mostly denial – solves nothing. We need solutions such as this: democratize workplaces for a system different from and better than capitalism.

About Richard D. Wolff
Richard WolffRichard D. Wolff is Professor of Economics Emeritus, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a Visiting Professor in the Graduate Program in International Affairs of the New School University, NYC. He is the founder of Democracy at Work and host of their nationally syndicated show Economic Update. His latest book, The Sickness is the System: When Capitalism Fails to Save Us from Pandemics or Itself, can be found along with his other books Understanding Socialism and Understanding Marxism at www.democracyatwork.info.

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All BMCC students, faculty and staff are invited to attend.

This talk is sponsored by the BMCC Department of Social Sciences, Human Services, and Criminal Justice, the Economics Program and the Economics, Equality and Environment Student Academic Club. If you have any questions, contact Professor Christine Farias at cfarias@bmcc.cuny.edu or Professor Kenneth Levin at klevin@bmcc.cuny.edu or Nina Kravets at bmcceeeclub@gmail.com.

Details
Date:
November 29
Time:
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Open to:
The BMCC Community