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 The Economics of Global Turbulence: The Advanced Capitalist Economies from Long Boom to Long Downturn, 1945-2005
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 Dr Robert Brenner and Dr Richard Walker
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A book discussion with author ROBERT BRENNER, Professor of History, UCLA, and discussant RICHARD WALKER, Professor of Geography, UC Berkeley.
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Part 1 contains Dr. Robert Brenner's presentation.

Part 2 contains a discussion lead by Dr. Richard Walker.

The Economics of Global Turbulence: The Advanced Capitalist Economies from Long Boom to Long Downturn, 1945-2005

A book discussion with author ROBERT BRENNER, Professor of History, UCLA, and discussant RICHARD WALKER, Professor of Geography, UC Berkeley.


Robert Brenner charts the turbulent post-war history of the global system and unearths the mechanisms of over-production and over-competition which lie behind its long-term crisis since the early 1970s, thereby demonstrating the thoroughly systematic factors behind wage repression, high unemployment and unequal development, and raising disturbing and far-reaching questions about its future trajectory.


Sponsor(s): Center for European and Eurasian Studies, Center for Social Theory and Comparative History



OVERVIEW
For years, the discipline of economics has been moving steadily away from the real world towards formalized axioms and mathematical models with only a precarious bearing on actuality. Commentators seek to fill the gap as best they can, but in the absence of real background scholarship, journalism is vulnerable to the myopias of fashion and immediacy. The deeper enigmas of post-war development remain in either case largely untouched. Bringing together the strengths of both the economist and the historian, Robert Brenner rises to this challenge. In this work, a revised and newly introduced edition of his acclaimed New Left Review special report, he charts the turbulent post-war history of the global system and unearths the mechanisms of over-production and over-competition which lie behind its long-term crisis since the early 1970s, thereby demonstrating the thoroughly systematic factors behind wage repression, high unemployment and unequal development, and raising disturbing and far-reaching questions about its future trajectory.
"A brilliant economic overview of the world's current economic state." The Nation


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A book discussion with author ROBERT BRENNER, Professor of History, UCLA, and discussant RICHARD WALKER, Professor of Geography, UC Berkeley.
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