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Capitalism will eat democracy — unless we speak up

https://youtu.be/GB4s5b9NL3I Economist Yanis Varoufakis, the former Minister of Finance for Greece, says you can be in politics today but not be in power — because real power now belongs to those who control the economy. He believes that the mega-rich and corporations are cannibalizing the political sphere, causing financial crisis. In this talk, hear his dream for a world in which capital and labor no longer struggle against each other, “one that is simultaneously libertarian, Marxist and Keynesian.”

Poverty, Wealth, and Inequality in the U.S

Drawing on an interdisciplinary selection of theoretical frameworks and disciplines ranging from critical studies to education, we will explore the social, cultural, political, and spiritual implications of poverty, wealth, and inequality in the United States. In a fully experiential manner we will examine, for example, the ways in which class identity informs one’s views of the world and its politics; how socioeconomic status affects one’s access to education and other social goods; and how dominant discourses and stereotypes related to poverty influence mass perception regarding a range of social issues, from educational policy to welfare. Dr. Paul C. Gorski George Mason University Syllabus

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