1. The Economics of the WI Labor Struggle

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    The Labor & Working Class Studies Project presents a Teach-in on "THE ECONOMICS OF THE WISCONSIN LABOR STRUGGLE." Friday, March 11, 7PM. First United Methodist Church, Madison, WI With: * Monica Adams, Freedom, Inc. * Jim Cavanaugh, South Central Federation of Labor * Laura Dresser, Center on Wisconsin Strategy * Patrick Hickey, Workers Rights Center * Edo Navot, Teaching Assistants Association * Mark Brenner, Labor Notes With special musical guest Dan Bern www.danbern.com Topics: * Are public sector workers responsible for the state's fiscal crisis? Are they overcompensated? * Who's got a vested economic interest in this fight? Who benefits? Who loses? * What would an alternative budget that involves "shared sacrifice" look like? * What is the relationship among unions, the economy, and inequality? How would a revitalized labor movement help all workers? The Labor & Working Class Studies Project is a collaborative campus-labor-community initiative to connect the campus and the community in dialogue and action on issues related to labor and working class people. For more information, contact Patrick Barrett at barrettpatricks@gmail.com.

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    • Global Capitalism - October 2011 update

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      These Tuesday evenings will each begin with an update and analysis of major economic events of the last month and their contexts of longer-term economic trends shaping politics and society here and abroad. We will focus on the evolving global capitalist economic crisis and its consequences.

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      • CPE Plenary: Sut Jhally "The Factory in the Living Room"

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        Sut Jhally's Talk at the Center for Popular Economics Summer Institute, Smith College, 2011

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        • Transmission 6-10 [Full length]

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          An expose of Genocide taking place in China against the spiritual movement Falun Gong, which was incorrectly defined by the CCP as an 'evil cult'. Survivors of slave labour, brainwashing, torture and attempted organ harvesting combine with eminent experts, and an investigative journalist, to deliberate on this contentious subject that increasingly involves the West.

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          • Global Capitalism - February 2011 Update

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            This Tuesday evening provided an update and analysis of major economic events of the last month and their contexts of longer-term economic trends shaping politics and society here and abroad. We focus on the evolving global capitalist economic crisis and its consequences. Topics examined included the social costs and effects of unemployment, the housing crisis, deficits, exploding national debts and money creation the issue of long-term economic decline for wage and salary-earners “austerity programs” in Europe and mass resistance crisis responses in China and other developing economies. The goal is to develop a deepening understanding of the crisis as systemic and of basic social changes as preferred responses to it. Actual economic developments will shape the agenda for each monthly Tuesday meeting. Rick Wolff, with occasional guests, will present an economic update and an analysis of some particular economic topics and then open the floor to questions, comments and general discussion of where the US and world economics are going and the political implications. We aim to develop participants' understanding of and ability to explain to others the key economic developments of our time.

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            • Round Table Discussion 1

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              Rethinking Capitalism Round Table 1 Eschatology, Visualization, and Scenario Planning

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              • Class 06 Reading Marx's Capital Vol 2 with David Harvey

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                Class 6 Capital Vol 3 Chapters 21-26. An open course consisting of a close reading of the text of Marx's Capital Volume 2 (plus parts of Volume 3) in 12 video lectures by Professor David Harvey.

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                • After Capitalism - What's Next?

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                  Ted Howard (first speaker), Gar Alperovitz, Ralph Nader and John Cavanaugh discuss Alperovitz's book, "America Beyond Capitalism," just released (Dec., 2011) in a second edition.

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                  • Canada we want in 2020: Income Disparity & Polarization

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                    Income inequality has been a creeping problem in Canada and other advanced economies for many years now. Income polarization has not, up until now, been a big issue on the federal agenda. On Thursday, January 19, 2012, Canada 2020 hosted a moderated debate on the issue, focused on the role of the federal government and what strategic policy reforms it could undertake to head off the looming problem of income polarization. The Panellists, Presenters & Section Authors: * Chrystia Freeland, Thomson Reuters * Alessandro Goglio, OECD and contributor to Divided We Stand: Why Inequality Keeps Rising * Mark Cameron, Former Director of Policy and Research, Prime Minister’s Office * Keith Neuman, Environics Institute * Andrew Sharpe, Centre for the Study of Living Standards * Sherri Torjman, Caledon Institute of Social Policy The Canada we want in 2020 As we approach 2020, the world around is changing rapidly. For Canada, there are many opportunities, but also fundamental and inter-related challenges. The Canada We Want in 2020 launches a debate on the role of the federal government in meeting those challenges. Canada 2020 wants you to join the debate at www.canada2020.ca

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                    • Global Capitalism - November 2011 Monthly Update

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                      November 8th, 2011 7:30 PM Global Capitalism A Monthly Update & Discussion Rick Wolff with Costas Panayotakis & Yanis Varoufakis These Tuesday evenings will each begin with an update and analysis of major economic events of the last month and their contexts of longer-term economic trends shaping politics and society here and abroad. We will focus on the evolving global capitalist economic crisis and its consequences. We will examine topics such as the social costs effects of the historic long-term US unemployment, national debt crises and “austerity programs” in Greece, Ireland, Spain, and beyond changes in today’s Chinese economy and their global effects, tax reform and the entire tax issue in the US today, continuing crisis in the US housing and credit markets the economics of immigration Actual economic developments will shape the agenda for each monthly Tuesday meeting. Rick Wolff, with occasional guests, will present an economic update and an analysis of some particular economic topics and then open the floor to questions, comments and a general discussion of where the US and world economies are going and the political implications. We aim to develop participants’ understanding of and ability to explain to others the key economic developments of our time. Richard D. Wolff is Professor of Economics Emeritus, University of Massachusetts, Amherst where he taught economics from 1973 to 2008. He is currently a Visiting Professor in the Graduate Program in International Affairs of the New School University, New York City. He also teaches classes regularly at the Brecht Forum in Manhattan. Costas Panayotakis is associate professor of sociology at the New York City College of Technology at CUNY and author of Remaking Scarcity: From Capitalist Inefficiency to Economic Democracy. Yanis Varoufakis is Professor of Economic Theory and Director of the Department of Political Economy within the Faculty of Economic Sciences of the University of Athens. His latest book, The Global Minotaur, is a comprehensive guide to the current economic crisis--tracing a path from post-war US economic supremacy to the current predicament.

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