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- Created on Sunday, 23 May 2010 22:00
In Auckland in mid-June we present 'Economics for Everyone', two free seminars led by Jim Stanford as an introduction to the economics of everyday life. These will equip you with the knowledge and the confidence to decipher and critique the belt-tightening prescriptions of our current government.
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 introduction to the economics of everyday life. 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. Please register your attendance if possible.