As economic analysts sound the alarm, warning of a looming recession, the working class already feels the effects: with mass corporate layoffs announced every few weeks, and the price of eggs rising above the federal minimum wage, economic instability is not a future threat, it has already become a reality.
The reasons for this crisis are often hidden with the obscurity of economic jargon and political maneuvering of mainstream media. To investigate the root causes of economic suffering and propose possible solutions, Marxists turn to the study of political economy, something that is not only possible for working and oppressed people to study and master, but also vitally necessary to make material interventions in our world.
Join us for an introductory course on political economy in which we will learn the basic concepts of political economy and use them to understand the current economic crisis and some of its symptoms, such as the current debt, inflation, and the growing gap between rich and poor.
May 9, 6:30 – 8:30 PM ET
May 16, 6:30 – 8:30 PM ET
May 23, 6:30 – 8:30 PM ET
Chris Caruso, Ph.D. is a popular educator, community organizer, and educational technologist. He has been active in the movement to end poverty, led by the poor for over 30 years. Brought into social consciousness by homeless families taking over abandoned homes, he first got involved with the National Union of the Homeless in 1989. Chris has lead popular education workshops for social movement organizations on five continents. He has been recognized as a pioneer in the grassroots use of the Internet and has trained dozens of grassroots organizations across the globe in the strategic use of new media.
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