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With Neil Davidson and Anwar Shaikh

Friday, March 21 * 7pm * RSVP on fb.

Puck Building 4th floor * 295 Lafayette St (at Houston)

Neoliberalism is a term often used, yet rarely in the same way twice. 

We are very excited to welcome Neil Davidson and Anwar Shaikh to a discussion that can help establish just what we mean when we say “neoliberalism”. 

Our speakers will help untangle the complicated — and often contradictory — understandings of neoliberalism.

Aspects covered will include:

  *neoliberalism as a period in the history of capitalism;

  *the long-term effects of capitalist globalization;

  *the short-term impact of capitalist crisis;

  *and social neoliberalism as a regime of consolidation.


Readings to prepare:

The neoliberal era in Britain: Historical developments and current perspectives – Neil Davidson

The Economic Mythology of Neoliberalism – Anwar Shaikh


Presented by Haymarket Books and the NYC International Socialist Organization, as part of their Socialism Series.

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About the Speakers

Neil Davidson lectures in Sociology in the School of Political and Social Science at the University of Glasgow, Scotland. He is the author of several books, including:

“Holding Fast to an Image of the Past: Essays on Marxism and History” ( — forthcoming; “How Revolutionary Were the Bourgeois Revolutions?” (; and “Discovering the Scottish Revolution,” ( for which he was awarded the Deutscher Prize.

Anwar Shaikh is a Professor of Economics at the Graduate Faculty of The New School in New York City. He has written on international trade, finance theory, political economy, U.S. macroeconomic policy, the welfare state, growth theory, inflation theory, crisis theory, inequality on the world scale, and past and current global economic crises.

Shaikh’s many books and publications include “Globali zation and the Myths of Free Trade: History, Theory and Empirical Evidence”; “The Economic Mythology of Neoliberalism” and “Explaining Inflation and Unemployment: An Alternative to Neoliberal Economic Theory”



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The Global Crisis through the Lens of Class, Nationality, and Gender
May 20-22, 2011

Featuring 3 days of workshops, keynote speakers and films.
All papers relating to globalization will be reviewed.

To submit a panel proposal or an individual abstract of 100 words (deadline April 15)
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Keynote Speakers Include: Rose Brewer, Carl Davidson, Tim Luke, David McNally, Anwar Shaikh, Michael Schwartz

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Socialism and Hope


We are pleased to announce that The Socialist Register 2011 has just been published on our website and the print edition should be available in stores soon.  Check out our website for essay abstracts and more:

You can also see the table of contents, below:

Socialist Register 2011: The Crisis This Time

Table of Contents

Socialist Register 2011 Preface
Leo Panitch, Gregory Albo, Vivek Chibber

Capitalist Crises and the Crisis this Time
Leo Panitch, Sam Gindin

Confronting the Crisis: A Class Analysis
Hugo Radice

The First Great Depression of the 21st Century
Anwar Shaikh

Caught in the Whirlwind: Working-Class Families Face the Economic Crisis
Johanna Brenner

Before and After Crisis: Wall Street Lives On
Doug Henwood

Opportunity Lost: Mystification, Elite Politics and Financial Reform in the UK
Julie Froud, Michael Moran, Adriana Nilsson, Karel Williams

The Global Crisis and the Crisis of European Neomercantilism
Riccardo Bellofiore, Francesco Garibaldo, Joseph Halevi

A Loyal Retainer? Japan, Capitalism, and the Perpetuation of American Hegemony
R. Taggart Murphy

The Crisis in South Africa: Neoliberalism, Financialization and Uneven and Combined Development
Sam Ashman, Ben Fine, Susan Newman

Deriving Capital’s (and Labour’s) Future
Dick Bryan, Michael Rafferty

Cannibalistic Capitalism: The Paradoxes of Neoliberal Pension Securitization
Susanne Soederberg

Crisis in Neoliberalism or Crisis of Neoliberalism?
Alfredo Saad-Filho

The Crisis, the Deficit, and the Power of the Dollar: Resisting the Public Sector’s Devaluation
Karl Beitel

From Rescue Strategies to Exit Strategies: The Struggle over Public Sector Austerity
Gregory Albo, Bryan Evans

The Centre Cannot Hold: Rekindling the Radical Imagination
Noam Chomsky


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