Richard Wolff’s new book Capitalism Hits the Fan offers critical analyses of the causes of the economic crisis, the Keynesian stimulus-cum regulation "solutions" being pursued and sketches an alternative solution. We'll talk to Professor Wolff (Economics, UMass Amherst) about the prevalent notion that recovery is underway but unemployment takes time to catch up -- and whether the solutions have so far failed because too little money was thrown too late at the problem by the government, or something deeper.
Richard Lichtman has written a response to the anger that has surfaced over the economic crisis, bailouts and health insurance reform. While some commentators see the rage as something the left should use, Richard Lichtman sees that as misconstrued: he calls it proto-fascist fundamentalism, and says the content of right wing rage has consequences. The left's practice, he argues, should embody the ideals it promotes. You won't want to miss his arguments.
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