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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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