Jim Stanford is economist for the Canadian Auto Workers union, and an economics columnist for the Globe and Mail newspaper. He is also the author of Economics for Everyone (Pluto Books, 2008), a critical-thinking primer on economics for union members, social activists, and others concerned with challenging the phony mystique and underlying biases of conventional economics. Join Jim for a special two-night free introduction to the economics of everyday life. You’ll equip yourself with the knowledge and the confidence to decipher and critique the belt-tightening prescriptions of our current government. After all, as Jim says, “economics is too important to be left to the economists!”
The first seminar, 'Understanding the Logic of Capitalism', will be held Tuesday 15th June, 5.30pm – 7.30pm, at the Trades Hall, 147 Great North Rd, Grey Lynn. The second, 'What Went Wrong? The Failure of Neo-liberalism, and the Alternatives', will be held Tuesday 22nd June, 5.30pm – 7.30pm, also at the Trades Hall.
These seminars are free. You can register on our web site for the first and/or the second seminar. If you know of others who would be interested, please take advantage of the 'Tell a Friend' feature on the registration page.
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