WERU News Report 10/25/11

Producer/Host: Amy Browne
Audio recorded by: John Greenman

NOTE: Archived in 2 segments– A) The Marxist-Socialist Lecture series talk, and B) The Schonberger Lecture

Program Topic/Guest: Richard Wolff, Professor of Economics Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and currently Visiting Professor at New School University, New York. – as well as author of several books, including the most recent: “Capitalism Hits the Fan: The Global Economic Meltdown and What To do About It”. He spoke at the University of Maine last week, on the topic of “Rethinking the Capitalist/Communist Difference: A Marxian Analysis”.
Key Discussion Points:
Capitalism, communism—do either offer solutions to the current economic crisis?
How has Marxist theory re: capitalism vs communism changed over time?
What are some of the roots of the current global economic struggles?