Understanding the Boom-Bust Cycle
Session 3

2020-03-09 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Henry George School of Social Science
Phone:(212) 889-8020
Address: 149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

 

UNDERSTANDING THE BOOM-BUST CYCLE

This course looks at how repealing the Gold Standard has helped replace capital accumulation and investment with credit-fueled consumption.

Upheavals in how the U.S. economy operates have transformed Americans from wealth creators to creative borrowers. This course looks at how the repeal of the Gold Standard, a bulwark of the world economy since the Industrial Revolution, has helped replace capital accumulation and investment with credit-fueled consumption. We will look at how this change, combined with an unprecedented wave of deregulation has caused a disconnect between speculative finance and the real economy, massive inequality and systemic instability.

Instructor: Ibrahima Drame
Date: Mondays: 2/17, 2/24, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

5 sessions
Registration fee: $5
Payment or proof of payment must be provided at first session.

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