Left Views of the Economic Crisis
Nearly three years after the official end of the Great Recession, the world capitalist economy is mired in seemingly endless crisis. Recession, debt defaults, and record unemployment plague the capitalist world, accompanied by austerity, massive cuts in social programs, skyrocketing poverty, increasing homelessness -- and at the very same time -- record corporate profits. One bottom line indicator of how bad things are: there are now fifty million "food insecure" people in the US alone (up from thirty six million in 2007), seventeen million of which are children. Despite the “happy talk” coming out of Washington, the US (and world) is in the midst of a profound, long-term social, political, and economic crisis, not seen since the days of the Great Depression.
What is going on? What's causing the ongoing crisis? What and where is it leading to?
You won't want to miss this important Sunday Morning session at the Marxist Library to hear a presentation on Left Views of the Economic Crisis. A survey of the left views on these questions will be presented, along with a critical analysis, and some ideas about the future. Discussion will follow.
NPML's Crisis Committee member Allan Miller will be presenting.
Sunday, March 31, 2013
10:30 am to 12:30 pm
6501 Telegraph Avenue in Oakland
(between Alcatraz and 66th)
Seating is limited, so plan to come early. We start promptly.
FREE - but hat will be passed for donations to NPML
Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library
A weekly discussion series inspired by our respect for the work of Karl Marx and our belief that his work will remain as important for the class struggles of the future as they have been for the past.
Info: Gene Ruyle at 510-428-1578 or cuyleruyle [at] mac.com