Discussion on "Economic Justice, Sustainability and Transition Beyond Capitalism" 

Economics Professor Richard Wolff (University of Massachusetts - Amherst, New School University)
Tuesday, October 27, 2015 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Communications Building, Room 120
Richard Wolff
Economics Professor Richard Wolff

For his current research project and learning community entitled “Rethinking Prosperity” (www.rethinkingprosperity.org), Prof. Lance Bennett (Professor of Political Science and the Ruddick C. Lawrence Professor of Communication) invited renowned economics scholar, radio host and writer Richard Wolff for a public discussion about "Economic Justice, Sustainability and Transition Beyond Capitalism." 

For the past 35 years, Wolff as a Professor of Economics (University of Massachusetts-Amherst, New School University) has shaped the academic as well as the public discussion about the capitalist economy and its alternatives. He has written numerous books, including the groundbreaking work Democracy at Work, which inspired the creation of a nonprofit organization dedicated to showing how and why to make democratic workplaces real. In addition, Wolff host the weekly hour-long radio program “Economic Update,” which is syndicated on public radio stations nationwide, and he writes regularly for The Guardian and Truthout.org. In this presentation, Wolff will discuss the fundamental change away from capitalist enterprises that is needed to reverse the growing economic inequality, corrupted politics and ecological self-destruction that we are facing today.

This event will be held Tuesday, October 27, at 5:30 pm in room 120 of the Communications Building at the University of Washington.

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. To register, go to: www.rethinkingprosperity.org/wolff

Following the talk, there will be an intimate dinner with Prof. Wolff to continue the conversation. Space is very limited and a minimum donation is requested. For more information contact deric@uw.edu

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