March 20, 2011
Left Forum: Post-Financial Crisis: Neoliberalism and the Global Economic Recovery
3:00 p.m. - 4:50 p.m.
Department of Sociology
CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10016
What is the relationship between the financial crisis that began in 2008 and the problems facing the real economy of the United States and the world today? For some, the words "financial crisis" are used to describe the continuum of events since 2008; others have called it a "crisis of capitalism," seeing it as a culmination of long-term trends; while others have focused on asset bubbles, financial deregulation, or various macroeconomic policies and imbalances. This panel, which was part of the Left Forum conference, looked at how this question is addressed from different points of view.
* David Harvey—Anthropology, CUNY Graduate Center; Author, A Companion to Marx's Capital
* Doug Henwood—Left Business Observer
* Mark Weisbrot—Center for Economic and Policy Research
A video of the event is available here or below.
Left Forum 2011 -- Post-Financial Crisis from Louis Proyect on Vimeo.