------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Drewk <Andrew_Kliman@MSN.COM> Date: Mon, 1 Apr 2002 08:00:16 -0500 Subject: Econ. Crisis Class in NY Economic Crisis and Crisis Theory Andrew Kliman & Ted McGlone 6 sessions beginning April 16, 2002; 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of the month. At the Brecht Forum, 122 West 27th St., 10th floor, New York, NY, (212) 242-4201. Tuition is $45-$65 (sliding scale). Course Description ================ The world’s major economies are caught in a “synchronized recession.” Argentina’s economy, until recently the richest in Latin American, is in free fall. Living standards have plummeted in the Third World for two decades. This class will explore why capitalism is rocked by recurrent economic crises and why, despite its continual technological revolutions, it is unable to create prosperity for all. To understand contemporary phenomena, we will focus on Karl Marx’s crisis theory, but also survey the major radical and mainstream alternatives. The differing political implications of these theories will be stressed throughout. We will also address the current debate over whether Marx’s crisis theory is internally inconsistent. The class is designed for both newcomers to crisis theory and those with prior knowledge. Please contact Andrew_Kliman@msn.com to obtain readings for the first class. A syllabus is available upon request. Instructors ========= Andrew Kliman and Ted McGlone teach economics at local colleges. Kliman’s work on Marx’s crisis theory and critique of political economy has appeared in Capital and Class, Historical Materialism, Research in Political Economy, etc. During the last few years, McGlone has taught several Brecht Forum classes on the revolutionary dialectic in the philosophies of Hegel and Dunayevskaya.
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