Welcome to the self-organized seminar “THREE CRISES: 30s – 70s – Today.”
In this seminar we take a closer look at two turning points of economic and social history, to find out where we’ve been and what we have become as the United States and the world traverse a third major crisis. The aim is to grasp what’s happening before our eyes, and to gain some influence over the new forms of society that will emerge over the next decade.
Each session includes a lecture by Brian Holmes as well as presentations by members of the Slow-Motion Action/Research Collective and invited guests. Sessions are held from 1 to 5 PM on Saturdays at 6932 North Glenwood Ave, Chicago, on these dates:
Sept. 17 – Oct. 1 – Oct. 15 – Oct. 29 – Nov. 5 – Nov. 19 – Dec. 3 – Dec. 10
Each session is based on a number of short readings. We’ll also read (and argue with) a straight Keynesian/Marxist economics book, Neoliberalism in Crisis. The readings for each session, plus additional bibliography and the course description, can be accessed through the links below. After each session a written text will be posted, along with mp3 recordings.
You can participate at a distance, as individuals or in groups. As the knowledge economy collapses, let’s invent the people’s university!
Archive: notes from past meetings