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Auditorium 0.4 Maurice Van Vaerenbergh

The next recession

woensdag 27/10 om 19u30 is Michael Roberts via online livestream bij ons te gast om te praten over de volgende recessie.

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The next recession

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27 okt. 2021 19:30

Auditorium 0.4 Maurice Van Vaerenbergh, Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde Tweekerkenstraat 2, 9000 Gent, Belgium

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Every few years there is an economic crisis that nobody predicted. The Great Recession was not predicted by the mainstream framework, the dotcom bubble was not predicted, the Asian crash was not predicted etc. Michael Roberts argues that this is because the mainstream thinking in economics is blind to several crucial dynamics that determine the evolution of the global economy. Dynamics that do become clear, when you use a Marxist lens. He will talk about which seeds are already being sown for the next recession, and which structural determinants are missing within the mainstream.

Michael Roberts worked in the City of London as an economist for over 40 years. He has closely observed the machinations of global capitalism from within the dragon’s den. At the same time, he was a political activist in the labour movement for decades. Since retiring, he has written several books. The Great Recession – a Marxist view (2009); The Long Depression (2016); Marx 200: a review of Marx’s economics (2018): and jointly with Guglielmo Carchedi as editors of World in Crisis (2018). He has published numerous papers in various academic economic journals and articles in leftist publications.

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