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CAPITALISM, EXPOLITATION AND ECONOMIC CRISES

King’s College London Reading Capital Society presents….

‘Capital, Exploitation & Economic Crises’

A talk by John Weeks, author of the seminal work ‘Capital and Exploitation’ (re-written and soon to be republished as ‘Capital, Exploitation & Economic Crises’), who will trace a path from Marx’s analysis of commodities to the capitalist crisis of the twenty-first century.

Mon 11th Oct 2010
6.30pm
Room K4U.12, Strand Campus
King’s College London

The current economic crisis is the worst since the depression of the 1930s. Mainstream economics has failed to account for this disastrous collapse of financial assets, which required massive state intervention throughout the capitalist world. Karl Marx did anticipate this type of financial collapse, arguing that it was a product of the ‘fetishism of commodities’ inherent in the capitalist mode of production.

All welcome. Please see John’s website for further background reading – www.jweeks.org

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A Crisis of Capital

THE ECONOMIC CRISIS READER

The Economic Crisis Reader
Edition:1st
Date of publication: November 2009
ISBN:978-1-878585-85-1
Pages:301
Price:$34.95
http://www.dollarsandsense.org/bookstore/crisis_toc.html

    • Introduction
    • 1. General Explanations
        • 1.1    Inequality, Power, and Ideology Arthur MacEwan
        • 1.3    Recession, Depression, Repression: What’s in a Name? John Miller
        • 1.3    That ’70s Crisis Alejandro Reuss
        • 1.4    Crisis and Neoliberal Capitalism David Kotz
        • 1.5    Capitalism Hits the Fan Richard D. Wolff
        • 1.6    We’re All Minskyites Now Robert Pollin
        • 1.7 The “Credit Tsunami” Steve Keen
        • 1.8 Profits, the Business Cycle, and the Current Crisis Paul Mattick
        • 1.9    The Greed Fallacy Arthur MacEwan
    • 2. Warning Signs
        • 2.1 Bubble Trouble Dean Baker
        • 2.2 A House of Cards Tamara Draut and Adria Scharf
        • 2.3    (Mis)Understanding a Banking Industry in Transition William K. Black
        • 2.4    America’s Growing Fringe Economy Howard Karger
        • 2.5    Financialization: A Primer Ramaa Vasudevan
        • 2.6    Private Equity Exposed Orlando Segura, Jr.
        • 2.7    Hedge Funds Arthur MacEwan
        • 2.8    The Fed and America’s Distorted Expansion Thomas I. Palley
        • 2.9    Who Cares If Bear Stearns Fails? Arthur MacEwan
        • 2.10 Can the Fed Handle a Systemic Crisis? Maybe.Jane D’Arista
    • 3. The Housing Crisis
        • 3.1    The Homeownership Myth Howard Karger
        • 3.2    Confidence Trick John Miller
        • 3.3    Renters in the Crosshairs Daniel Fireside
        • 3.4    How to Stop the Foreclosures? Fred Moseley
        • 3.5    The Fannie/Freddie Bailout Fred Moseley
        • 3.6    Who Gets Those Trillions? Arthur MacEwan
    • 4. The Financial Crisis
        • 4.1    From Tulips to Mortgage-Backed Securities Gerald Friedman
        • 4.2    Ponzi Schemes and Speculative Bubbles Arthur MacEwan
        • 4.3    Derivatives and Deregulation Marty Wolfson
        • 4.4    Dealing with a Rotten Tooth Arthur MacEwan
        • 4.5    Time for Permanent Nationalization! Fred Moseley
        • 4.6    Trust Your Gut William Greider
    • 5. Monetary Policy
        • 5.1    Pushing on Strings Gerald Friedman
        • 5.2    Bernanke’s Bad Teachers Gerald Friedman
        • 5.3    The Bailouts Revisited Marty Wolfson
        • 5.4    Focus on the Fed William Greider
        • 5.5    Keynes and the Limits of Monetary Policy Alejandro Reuss
    • 6. Fiscal Policy
        • 6.1 Stimulus Whining John Miller
        • 6.2    How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Deficit John Miller
        • 6.3    Responding to Revisionism Gerald Friedman
        • 6.4    Fiscal Policy and “Crowding Out” Alejandro Reuss
        • 6.5    Why Are Things Getting Worse and worse? Arthur MacEwan
        • 6.6    The Economic Crisis in the Sates Gerald Friedman
        • 6.7    State Budget Blues Marianne Hill
        • 6.8    Bail Out the Safety Net Randy Albelda
        • 6.9    Saving Energy Creates Jobs Heidi Garrett-Peltier
        • 6.10 A New WPA? Ryan A. Dodd
        • 6.11 Rebuilding the Auto Industry from the Wheels Up Alejandro Reuss
    • 7. The International crisis
        • 7.1    Putting the “Global” in the Global Economic Crisis Smriti Rao
        • 7.2    (Economic) Freedom’s Just Another Word for…Crisis-Prone John Miller
        • 7.3    The Specter of Capital Flight Marie Duggan
        • 7.4    Tax Havens and the Financial Crisis Rachel Keeler
        • 7.5    Beyond the World Creditors’ Cartel Dariush Sokolov
        • 7.6 No Bailout for AIDS Mara Kardas-Nelson
        • 7.7 Beijing Statement on the Global Economic Crisis
        • 7.8 Caracas Statement on the Global Economic Crisis

    • 8. Workers and the Crisis
        • 8.1    The Global Crisis and the World Labor Movement Dan LaBotz
        • 8.2    The Real Audacity of Hope Kari Lyderson and James Tracy
        • 8.3    Corporate America’s Counter-Stimulus Strategy Roger Bybee
        • 8.4    Worker Direct Action Grows in Wake of Financial Meltdown Immanuel Ness and Stacy Warner Maddern
        • 8.5    Gender and the Recession Heather Boushey
        • 8.6    The Real Unemployment Rate Hits a 68-Year High John Miller
        • 8.7    Unemployment Insurance: A Broken System Marianne Hill
        • 8.7    Should We Be Talking About Living Wages Now? Jeannette Wicks-Lim
    • Contributors

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Capitalist Crisis

THE CRISIS IN EUROPE: DEPRESSION ECONOMICS, SOCIAL CRISIS, STATE POLICY, ALTERNATIVES

The Crisis in Europe: Depression economics –social crisis – state policy –alternatives

International workshop by transform! europe
Vienna, 15th/16th January 2010

Please see: http://www.transform-network.net/uploads/media/Folder_transform_crisis_of_europe_2010-01-15.pdf 

Agenda

Friday, January 15th

13.00–13.15h

Welcome and opening by Elisabeth Gauthier (transform! europe)

13.15–14.45h

Joachim Bischoff (editor of the monthly review Sozialismus): Overaccumulation of capital: what does it mean for the understanding of the current crisis?

14.45–15.00h : Break

15.00–16.30h

Bob Jessop (Lancaster University): The role of the state today: internationalization and the nation state

16.30–17.00h: Break

 17.00–20.00h

Francisco Louça (Lisbon, tbc): Europe in the world economic crisis: comeback of Keynesian politics or launching of a ‘financial coup d’état’ (D. Harvey)?

Interventions by Euclides Tsakolotos (University of Athens), Peter Fleissner (Univ. prof. em., Vienna), Jiri Malek (transform!Czech Republic) and others (Spain, Italy…)

Saturday, January 16th

9.00–11.30h

Maria Karamessini (University Pantheion, Athens): The social crisis in Europe: politics of precariousness or shift to a new social model of regulation

Interventions by Stephen Bouquin (University Amiens France), Asbjörn Wahl (Norway, Trade unionist, tbc), Lutz Brangsch (Rosa Luxemburg Foundation Berlin)

11.30–12.00h: Break

12.00–15.00h

What are the lessons of the crisis and how can they be communicated?

Proposals and projects of ‘the left of the left’

Round table with: Thomas Händel (MEP) Jürgen Klute (MEP) Miguel Portas (MEP) Francis Wurtz (former leader of GUE/NGL in EP)

Inputs from transform!, European Left Party and members of GUE/NGL-Group

Walter Baier (transform!) is chairing the debate

Languages: English, German, French

Important: registration until December, 20th via E-Mail: office@transform.or.at transform!
Gußhausstraße 14/3, A-1040 Wien

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Global Economic CrisisMARX AND THE GLOBAL ECONOMIC CRISIS

New articles and videos on the ‘Radical Perspectives on the Crisis’ web site:

Anwar Shaikh: http://radicalnotes.com/journal/2009/06/13/anwar-shaikh-on-marx-and-the-global-economic-crisis/

David McNally talk (video): http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x9hrct_david-mcnally-on-marx-and-the-globa_news

Radical Perspectives on the Crisis: http://sites.google.com/site/radicalperspectivesonthecrisis/

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A Crisis of Capital

A Crisis of Capital

INTERVIEWS ON THE CURRENT CRISIS OF CAPITAL

 

 

 Although I don’t agree with all the views expressed in these two interviews, they make for interesting viewing. Both come from ‘Russia Today’ and were posted to YouTube.

 Immanuel Wallerstein interview, ‘Major crisis still ahead, past one was minor’: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBMnDLQr7-M

Gerald Celente interview, ‘Revolution Next for America’: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhaEc_4zuFI

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March for Jobs, Justice and Climate

28th March 2009

 

Join the Protests against the G20 Summit!

 

Assemble 11.00am, Victoria Embankment, London

 

More details, see: http://www.putpeoplefirst.org.uk/

 

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