Friday, October 8, 2010

Socialist Ideas Seminar: Global Financial Crisis

The Global Financial Crisis feels like it came out of thin air.  The mainstream media talk of it as an aberration in the normal operations of capitalism. Politicians talk about “the recovery” as though the worst is already behind us.

Is any of that true?

What if the GFC is just the latest in a series of bigger or smaller shocks that have dogged capitalism from its outset because there are inherent faults in the way the system operates?  What if “the recovery” is as phoney as the weapons of mass destruction that justified the invasion of Iraq?

The crisis has not hit Australia as hard as other countries – will that last?

To get to grips with these issues we need to take a long view of history and examine capitalism from its birth to what could be its death agony.

Barry Healy & Elliot Herrington

Sunday 24 October
2pm, Perth Activist Centre, 15/5 Aberdeen St, East Perth (next to McIver station).
FREE ENTRY. Ph 9218 9608, 0413 976 638.