Duration: This two-session intensive course meets Sundays, September 30 and October 14, 12pm-4pm.
Session 1: Sunday , Sept. 30: Marxian Class Analysis: What it is and its Value for Understanding Society Today
A Marxian class analysis around four areas of inquiry: Capitalist enterprises- merchant, industrial, and
financial; Households and the State; Globalization; and Socialism and Communism.
Session 2: Sunday, October 14: Comparing Marxian to Mainstream (“neoclassical”) and Keynesian Economics
This course aims to explain how these three significant yet very different ways of understanding economics both reflect and shape modern societies’ political, cultural, and economic conflicts. Readings will be distributed and Resnick, S. and Wolff, R., Contending Economic Theories: Neoclassical, Keynesian, and Marxian, MIT Press, 2012 will serve as background to the day long Sunday seminar.
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