October 26, 2009

The Roots of the Economic Crisis


UPCOMING EVENT: The Roots of the Economic Crisis: Critical Perspectives

This workshop will explore alternative interpretations of the current economic crisis. We will have presentations from organized labour, community activists and academics. The focus of this workshop is critical engagement, discussion and debate. Questions to be addressed include: How have various perspectives analyzed and understood the roots of the current economic crisis? Is there something fundamentally unsound about the current political-economic structure? Is the current crisis to be located within a set of recently established policies, or better understood over the long-term historical development of capitalism? How have the policy prescriptions and ideological rationales shifted over the years? And, more ambitiously, where do we go from here?

• Andrew Jackson (Director of Social and Economic Policy at the Canadian Labour Congress);
• Toby Sanger (Senior Economist for the Canadian Union of Public Employees)

Carleton University, Loeb Building, Room A700
Thursday, October 29th, at 4:30-6:30pm
Additional Info:
All welcome (FREE EVENT).
Light refreshments will be provided. Hope to see you there!

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