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Dissent Spring Issue Launch: Capitalism Today

Monday, May 22, 2017 at 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Bob and Sheila Hoerle Lecture Hall, University Center, UL105 63 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003

Almost a decade since the financial crisis, economic debate remains trapped by stale assumptions that led to the calamity. Liberals don’t have a plan to rescue failing economies—and, despite posturing to the contrary, neither do conservatives. How might the left challenge the surging populism that has fed on widespread economic discontent while advancing a compelling vision for a new economy?

James K. Galbraith, J.W. Mason, Julia Ott, and Mark Levinson discuss.

Read the issue here.

James K. Galbraith holds the Lloyd M. Bentsen, Jr., Chair in Government/Business Relations at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas. He is the author most recently of Welcome to the Poisoned Chalice: The Destruction of Greece and the Future of Europe.

J.W. Mason is assistant professor of economics at John Jay College-CUNY and a fellow at the Roosevelt Institute.

Julia Ott is Associate Professor in the History of Capitalism and the co-director of the Robert L. Heilbroner Center for Capitalism Studies at The New School. 

Moderated by Mark Levinson, chief economist at the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and co–book review editor at Dissent.

Co-sponsored by: Heilbroner Center for Capitalism Studies, The New School.

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