FORA.tv Presents Leading Economist Richard D. Wolff in Monthly Economic Update Video Series

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FORA.tv debuts the monthly series with the February 2012 Monthly Update, with leading economist Richard D. Wolff examining recent events and trends that shape the current global economy

FORA.tv, the leading online destination for video programs from the world's best conferences and events, is proud to present leading economist and professor Richard D. Wolff in a monthly series that will tackle the evolving global capitalist economic crisis and its consequences. Well-known for his work on economic methodology and class analysis, each month Professor Wolff focuses on current events and of-the-moment trends that are shaping the global economy, and aims to develop the audience’s understanding of and ability to articulate the key economic developments of our time.

Filmed monthly at the Brecht Forum in New York, this economic series debuts on FORA.tv with the February 2012 Monthly Update. For February, Professor Wolff examines topics such as the continuing US housing and credit markets; the national debt crisis and “austerity program” in Greece; and tax reform and the entire tax issue in the U.S. today. With his brilliant and witty style, Professor Wolff delivers each topic in a simple and intuitive narrative that ties the events of the past and present to the situation at hand, making the most complicated economic entanglements easy to comprehend.

The February 2012 Monthly Update is available to purchase on FORA.tv here.

About Richard D. Wolff
Richard D. Wolff is a Professor of Economics Emeritus, University of Massachusetts, Amherst where he taught economics from 1973 to 2008. He is currently a Visiting Professor in the Graduate Program in International Affairs of the New School University in New York In 2010, Wolff published Capitalism Hits the Fan: The Global Economic Meltdown and What to Do About It, also released as a DVD. He will release three new books in 2012: Occupy the Economy: Challenging Capitalism, with David Barsamian (San Francisco: City Lights Books), Contending Economic Theories: Neoclassical, Keynesian, and Marxian, with Stephen Resnick (Cambridge, MA, and London: MIT University Press), and Democracy at Work (Chicago: Haymarket Books). The New York Times Magazine named him “America’s most prominent Marxist economist.” His work can be accessed at rdwolff.com. Wolff lives in Manhattan with his wife and frequent collaborator, Dr. Harriet Fraad, a practicing psychotherapist (see podcasts at http://www.rdwolff.com on psychology and economics).

About FORA.tv
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