Thursday, June 18, 2009
Confronting Capitalism's Economic Crisis
CONFRONTING CAPITALISM’S ECONOMIC CRISIS
Meeting & 4-part Seminar
All events at TRS, 44 East 32nd St., 11th floor, New York, NY, from 7 pm to 9 pm
Sponsored by Marxist-Humanist Initiative
TUESDAY, JUNE 23: PUBLIC MEETING
"The economic crisis and left responses," a talk by Andrew Kliman, author of Reclaiming Marx's "Capital": A refutation of the myth of inconsistency
"A new organization for a time of crisis," a talk by Anne Jaclard, National Secretary, Marxist-Humanist InitiativeTalks followed by open discussion. Donation requested.
Tuesday June 30. Introduction: purpose of seminar series; overview of crisis theories; definition of "crisis"; history ofcapitalist crises; why crisis theory? Led by Josh Skolnik
Tuesday July 14. Underconsumptionism: does paying workers more boost profit? Led by Seth Weiss
Tuesday July 21. Marx's law of the tendential fall in the rate of profit. Led by Andrew Kliman
Tuesday July 28. The crisis of the free market and the turn to state-capitalist ideology. Led by Anne Jaclard
As the worst economic slump since the Great Depression calls into question the viability of the capitalist system, andas people increasingly doubt whether capitalism is desirable or even necessary, we need to unite theory with practice and an understanding of the current crisis in order to respond effectively. We invite everyone seriously interested in this task to join us in the seminar series. Participants will be expected to have done the readings prior to each session.
Donations are requested, but no one will be turned away because of inability to pay.
Please call us at (888) 579-2245 or write to us at email@example.com in order to register for the seminar series and obtain the syllabus.
Our website contains continuing analysis and discussion of the economic crisis: http://www.marxist-humanist-initiative.org/
You can find a printable flyer on the website, or link to it here: http://marxisthumanistinitiative.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/crisis_series.pdf
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