Lecture, Discussion to Focus on Economic Dimensions of Everyday Life

Thursday, February 27, 2020
Richard Wolff at podium

The public is invited to hear Professor Richard D. Wolff, host of Economic Update, speak about "Democracy at Work: A Cure for Capitalism," Wednesday, March 18, at 6 p.m., at Raritan Valley Community College. The lecture and discussion program, which is free of charge, will be held in the Event Center at the College’s Branchburg campus.

The event is being sponsored by the College’s Humanities, Social Science, Social Work, and Education Department (HSSE).

Richard D. Wolff is a Professor of Economics, author, speaker and founder of Democracy at Work. Professor Wolff’s specialty is to take complex economic issues and make them understandable, empowering listeners with information to analyze not only their own financial situation, but also the economy at large. By focusing on the economic dimensions of everyday life—wages, jobs, taxes, debts, interest rates, prices, and profits—his presentation explores alternative ways to organize markets and government policies.

Professor Wolff has written extensively on the topic of economics, capitalism, Marxism, and the need for economic system change. In addition to his line of published books, he regularly publishes shorter analytical pieces for Monthly Review magazine, Truthout.org, ROAR Magazine, and more. In 1988, Professor Wolff was among the founders of the academic association, Association of Economic and Social Analysis (AESA), and its quarterly journal, Rethinking Marxism. He is currently on the board of Left Forum in New York.

Wolff is Professor of Economics Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where he taught economics from 1973 to 2008. He previously taught economics at Yale University (1967-1969) and at the City College of the City University of New York (1969-1973). In 1994, he was a Visiting Professor of Economics at the University of Paris (France), I (Sorbonne).

Professor Wolff also was a regular lecturer at the Brecht Forum in New York City, and is currently a Visiting Professor in the Graduate Program in International Affairs of the New School University, New York City.

Professor Wolff has given many public lectures at colleges and universities. His weekly show, Economic Update with Richard D. Wolff, is syndicated on over 70 radio stations nationwide and is available for broadcast on Free Speech TV. To learn more about Economic Update and his founding organization, Democracy at Work, visit www.democracyatwork.info.

For additional information about the event, contact Dr. Carl Lindskoog, chair of the HSSE Speaker Series Committee, at carl.lindskoog@raritanval.edu.

Ranked by WalletHub.com and Niche.com as the #1 community college in New Jersey, Raritan Valley Community College has been serving as an academic and cultural center for Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for over 50 years. The College has been nationally recognized for its service to the community, environmental stewardship, and commitment to diversity. It is home to a Planetarium, Science Education Institute and 3M Observatory; a 1,000-seat Theatre offering professional performances for all ages; and an Honors College for high achieving students.

The College offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates, as well as career training, small business assistance through the Small Business Development Center, and professional development courses. RVCC is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu.



February 27, 2020

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