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THE ECONOMIC CRISIS AND LEFT RESPONSES

A Conference Convened by Marxist-Humanist Initiative

Saturday Nov. 6, 2010 – 9 am to 6 pm
Pace University in lower Manhattan
One Pace Plaza, Multipurpose Room


Check-In (9:00 am – 9:30 am)

Registrants must check in by 9:15 a.m. (Pre-registration is required due to limited seating. Please click here to register now.)

Panel 1 (9:30 am – 12:15 pm)

Brendan Cooney, “Crisis, Value, and Marx’s Order of Operations”

Roslyn Bologh, “Forestalling a Turn to the Right: One Tactic”

Richard Wolff, “A Marxian Critique of Keynesianism: Against Krugman”

Andrew Kliman, “A Crisis of Capitalism (not neo-liberalism, ‘financialized capitalism,’ or low wages)”

Lunch Break (12:15 PM – 1:15 PM)


Panel 2 (1:15 pm – 3:15 pm)

Paul Mattick, “After the Left . . .”

Walter Daum, “Marx’s Revolutionary Economic Theory and Program: Against Reformist Distortions and Leftist Passivity”

Mac Intosh, “The Theoretical and Political Role of the ‘Left’ in Response to the Historical Crises of Capitalism”

Panel 3 & Closing Remarks (3:30 pm – 5:40 pm)

Barry Finger, “Public Sector Workers and the Crisis”

Anne Jaclard, “Why Practice Needs to Follow from Theory — and the Importance of Getting Theory Right”

Fred Moseley, “A Lost Decade for Jobs in the U.S., Unless . . .”


Unfortunately, David Harvey has informed us that circumstances have arisen that oblige him to withdraw from the conference. We make available here an earlier version of his proposed presentation,“Organizing for the Anti-Capitalist Transition.”


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