What: Richard Wolff: Trump, Capitalism’s Crisis, and a New Way Forward
When: Monday, April 23, 2018 • 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM PDT
Where: Occidental College • Johnson Hall • Choi Auditorium • 1600 Campus Road • Los Angeles, CA 90041
Thought-provoking economist Richard Wolff returns to Los Angeles to discuss the divisive crisis of capitalism under President Donald Trump and to outline better solutions.
“US capitalism’s instability and deepening inequality since the 1970s has destroyed its “middle class,” overturned its old politics (Trump), and sharply divided its culture,” he says. “Basic social change is underway. There is a new way forward if we stop denying capitalism’s decline as the problem we must solve.”
Professor of Economics Emeritus from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Wolff is currently a Visiting Professor in the Graduate Program in International Affairs at the New School University in New York.
Wolff is the author of several 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 hour-long radio program Economic Update on Pacifica Radio and writes regularly for The Guardian, Truthout.org, and the MRZine.
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