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Thu Oct 15, 2015, 12:26 PM

Prof. R.D. Wolff's Global Capitalism: October 2015 Monthly Update



Published on Oct 15, 2015

Global Capitalist Downturn Yet Again

Judson Memorial Church
Assembly Hall
239 Thompson Street at Washington Square, Manhattan

Co-sponsored by Democracy at Work, Left Forum, and Judson Memorial Church

These programs begin with 30 minutes of short updates on important economic events of the last month. Then Wolff analyzes several major economic issues. For this October 14, these will include:

1. Volkswagen: Scandal for Capitalism, Germany and Beyond
2. Bad US Job Numbers; Wages Stagnate; Prices Fall….Downturn Looms
3. Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP): Corps/Govts Do Their Trade Deals

When time permits, we open the floor to questions and comments. Our goal: to develop all participants’ understanding and ability to explain current economic events and trends to others.




Bio: Richard D. Wolff is a Professor of Economics Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and currently a Visiting Professor of the Graduate Program in International Affairs at the New School University in New York. He is the author of many books, including Democracy at Work: A Cure for Capitalism, and Imagine: Living in a Socialist USA.
Wolff hosts the weekly hour-long radio program Economic Update on WBAI, 99.5 FM, New York City (Pacifica Radio).
More: http://rdwolff.com/content/about
http://www.rdwolff.com
For more info or donations: http://www.democracyatwork.info/
Note: Used by permission of Prof. R.D. Wolff (with much appreciation & thanks to him, donations to DAW are tax deductible).

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Response to mother earth (Original post)

Thu Oct 15, 2015, 01:02 PM

1. He mentions Eugene Debs. We've been poisoned by propaganda and bullying. Socialism WAS acceptable.

Before 1945 capitalism was questioned in big ways. After that time, it was frowned upon.

Hillary's debate comments didn't get past some of us. That's a sign we're sobering up.

edit- By the way, the last ten minutes of this video are hugely important. About the New Deal, how it all happened, and the undoing of it, including the beginnings of what now comprises the republican party.

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Response to Gregorian (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 16, 2015, 11:48 AM

5. Thanks for these comments, it's important for a bit more info at times to draw people in to

give any video a listen. TY, Gregorian for adding to the discussion, sometimes I'm guilty of posting & off to another project without giving the topic more of a introductory. I agree with your comments. We all need to do our part to educate people.

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Response to mother earth (Original post)

Thu Oct 15, 2015, 03:57 PM

2. Thank you....

as always.

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Response to daleanime (Reply #2)

Fri Oct 16, 2015, 11:53 AM

8. It is my absolute pleasure.

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Response to mother earth (Original post)

Thu Oct 15, 2015, 04:52 PM

3. I always look forward to these

 

thanks

Since Bernie Sanders has worker co-ops in his agenda It would be so cool to have him do a meeting with Rick Wolff or maybe tour some co-ops, like the ones in Cleveland.

I don't know why Sanders never raises that when people ask him about socialism. He could talk about Mondragon or the Evergreen co-ops, not just about Denmark all the time.

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Response to Cheese Sandwich (Reply #3)

Fri Oct 16, 2015, 11:50 AM

6. Give him time, but that IS where we come in. WE can talk about these, many times the

conversation afterwards is just as important.

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Response to mother earth (Original post)

Thu Oct 15, 2015, 10:16 PM

4. It is a tragedy of epic proportions that on this website this video only has 5 recs.

Watch this shit and learn something! Then spread the word.

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Response to Ed Suspicious (Reply #4)

Fri Oct 16, 2015, 11:52 AM

7. I agree, Ed, and I TY for the sake of Prof. Wolff, whom I admire, wish we had more like him.

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Response to mother earth (Original post)

Fri Oct 16, 2015, 07:57 PM

9. Get into this about 1/4 the way through...It's a great Bookmark Watch

when one has time to watch it because he makes very good points.

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Response to KoKo (Reply #9)

Sat Oct 17, 2015, 02:00 PM

10. I agree, KoKo. It IS a time committment, but always worth it, even in it has to be

done in portions. I can't go without these updates.

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