The Economic Crisis: Causes, Consequences, and What’s Next

As part of it’s Annual Colloquium Series, The Center for Social Theory and Comparative History at UCLA  is sponsoring “The Economic Crisis: Causes, Consequences, and What’s Next.” NEP’s Randall Wray is appearing along with Frank Partnoy and Robert Brenner on Monday, 25 February 2013 2:00-5:00 pm, in the History Conference Room, 6275 Bunche on the UCLA campus.

The speakers will consider the origins and results of the ongoing global economic crisis. They will give special attention to the rise of finance and the role of financial markets and institutions in its onset, spread, and ultimate consequences. How has the meltdown of Wall Street, its bailout by government, and its apparent recovery affected the macro-economy and the future of finance itself? Are the great banks and other leading financial institutions now more or less likely to experience new meltdowns in the foreseeable future? Will the real economy see a new surge of growth, continuing stagnation, or renewed crisis? These are only some of the issues that will be addressed at this colloquium.

For more information call Center for Social Theory and Comparative History (310) 206-5675 or email [email protected]



4 responses to “The Economic Crisis: Causes, Consequences, and What’s Next

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  2. I hope that this discussion also includes an analysis of who/what did not cause the Economic Crisis: workers, retirees, government employees, teachers, etc.

  3. John Q. Public

    Please note in the state impacts of the sequester report by Jason Furman, principal deputy director of the White House’s National Economic Council, the statement “There is no question that we need to cut the deficit” at the start of the second paragraph for every state evaluation. Maybe the first plan of action when your house is on fire is not to poke your eyes out to save yourself from the sight of flames?

    • The way to cut the deficit is for the US to issue its own money debt free, instead of relying on private banks to create it out of thin air as debt.