[OPE] crisis conference Nov. 6

From: GERALD LEVY <gerald_a_levy@msn.com>
Date: Fri Oct 29 2010 - 16:30:13 EDT

> Date: Fri, 29 Oct 2010 16:25:46 -0400
> From: foxcave@verizon.net
> To: gerald_a_levy@msn.com
> Subject: crisis conference Nov. 6
> Hi Jerry,
> Could you post the notice below on the OPE list? It might be of interest
> to readers in the NYC area.
> Thanks,
> Walter Daum
> ===
> http://www.marxist-humanist-initiative.org
> Saturday Nov. 6, 2010 - 9 am to 6 pm
> Pace University in lower Manhattan, New York City
> One Pace Plaza, Multipurpose Room
> Roslyn Wallach Bologh, Brendan Cooney, Walter Daum, Barry Finger, Mac
> Intosh, Anne Jaclard, Andrew Kliman, Paul Mattick, Fred Moseley, and
> Richard Wolff
> The conference program and speakers’ abstracts are now posted on the
> website http://www.marxisthumanistinitiative.org/cc2010
> Chances of a double-dip recession in the U.S. are increasing. The threat
> of government-debt defaults in Europe also indicates that the economic
> crisis of 2007-08 continues to have consequences. The U.S. government's
> efforts to prevent another Great Depression have left it saddled with a
> serious debt problem that could impede efforts to stabilize the economy
> for a long time to come. The future is especially uncertain, and "the
> new normal" may prove to be very difficult, economically and politically.
> For the Left to be prepared for what may happen and prepared to respond
> effectively, activity and organization will not be enough. We also need
> the organization of thought--and that is why we have convened this
> conference. In order to work out a viable response, one that doesn't
> merely react to and support the least-bad proposals offered by
> policymakers and mainstream thinkers, we need a clear and deep
> understanding of what has gone wrong with capitalism, and of the limits
> and pitfalls of proposed reforms. And we cannot take for granted that
> more progressive policies would in fact bring capitalism out of the
> crisis and restore jobs, economic growth, and stability.
> Wide-ranging dialogue on these topics is needed, not only so that all
> views can be heard but, above all, so that we can test different ideas
> in debate and work out answers to the questions we face.
> Pace University's Center for Community Action & Research and Economics
> Department
> (Pace-Pleasantville campus), the Committee for a Conference on the Economic
> Crisis, Marxist-Humanist Initiative, League for the Revolutionary Party,
> Internationalist Perspective, and The New SPACE.
> Pre-registration is required due to limited seating. To register, please
> go to the Crisis Conference page of MHI's website
> http://tinyurl.com/39kolox
> The registration fee is $20; $10 for students and low income
> individuals. The conference is free for Pace University students,
> faculty, and staff with valid ID, but they should register in advance by
> writing to mhi@marxisthumanistinitiative.org. Registrants must check in
> by 9:15 a.m. The conference will start promptly at 9:30 am in the
> Multipurpose Room at 1 Pace Plaza. Enter on Spruce Street (the south
> side of the main building).
> http://web.pace.edu/page.cfm?doc_id=16157
> http://econcrisisconference.wordpress.com
> (888) 579-2245
> mhi@marxisthumanistinitiative.org
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