7. März 2009

Capitalism and Its Discontents

Instead of working on my papers due in May I am just looking for more information on one of my favorite subjects: international financial markets and the financial and economic crisis. Besides the great resource Socialist Project, especially here and here (videos), I am very pleased by a KPFA five part radio series on the crisis with a focus on the Global South. I copy the text and links from the site for your convenience. Enjoy listening!

Capitalism and Its Discontents, a 5 part series, delves into the roots of the crisis gripping the economies of the Global North and South -- and the political upheaval it has spawned, from Iceland to Brazil.


Capitalism and Its Discontents: A 5 part series on the financial meltdown - February 9, 2009 at 10:00am

Doug Henwood talks about the US economic stimulus package. Ian Bone talks about how the crisis is affecting the UK, where wildcat strikes have erupted in recent weeks. And political economist David McNally talks about the roots of the slump.


Capitalism and Its Discontents: A 5 part series on the global financial meltdown - February 10, 2009 at 10:00am

A look at the state of welfare in the US in the midst of recession with Frances Fox Piven. Salvatore Engel-DiMauro speaks about the International Monetary Fund's massive bailout of the Hungarian economy. And Patrick Bond talks about how the economic crisis has affected South Africa and the Global South.


Capitalism and Its Discontents: A 5 part series on the global financial meltdown - February 11, 2009 at 10:00am

A look at social ferment in France, in the wake of a general strike. Andrej Grubacic talks about the World Social Forum in Belem, Brazil. And radical geographer Richard Walker speaks about getting a handle on finance capital in the midst of the crisis. With host Sasha Lilley.


Capitalism and Its Discontents: A 5 part series on the global financial meltdown - February 12, 2009 at 10:00am

Hauker Mar Helgason talks about the protests which brought down the government of Iceland. A look at the boom and bust in global food prices with Eric Holt Gimenez. George Katsiaficas talks about how South Korea and East Asia are weathering the current slump. And Canadian political economist Leo Panitch speaks about the role of the state under economic liberalization and whether the global crisis will strengthen the US as an imperial power.


Capitalism and Its Discontents: A 5 part series on the global financial meltdown - February 13, 2009

Labor scholar Janice Fine talks about the prospects for union organization in this country in the midst of recession. A look at activist efforts to prevent owners and tenants from being evicted from foreclosed homes with Gifford Hartmann and Gerard Jamin. Economist Matias Vernengo speaks about how the economies of Latin America are faring. Joel Kovel talks about the dangers of rightwing resurgence during times of economic ferment, while Barbara Epstein discusses what ingredients tend to generate social movements of the Left in such times.


via Scott Neigh
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