ASSEMBLY HALL (Enter by way of 239 Thompson St.)
These evening discussions begin with an update and analysis of major economic events of the last month and their contexts of longer-term economic trends shaping politics and society here and abroad. The focus is on the evolving global capitalist economic crisis and its consequences. Actual economic developments will shape the agenda for each monthly meeting. The aim is to develop participants’ understanding of and ability to explain to others the key economic developments of our time.
Richard D. Wolff is Professor of Economics Emeritus, University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a Visiting Professor at the New School University in New York. Wolff's work challenges the conventional wisdom that capitalism is the ideal framework for the political economy. He is the author of many books, including Democracy at Work: A Cure for Capitalism, Occupy the Economy: Challenging Capitalism, and Capitalism Hits the Fan: The Global Economic Meltdown and What to Do About It. He hosts the weekly radio program "Economic Update," which is syndicated on public radio stations nationwide, and writes regularly for The Guardian and Truthout.org. He is also a frequent lecturer at colleges and universities across the country