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Artist Steve Lambert continues his examination of the impact of capitalism on American society in a unique dialogue with economics theorist and author Richard D. Wolff and psychologist Harriet Fraad, whose penetrating insights into this complex question are lucid, accessible, and revelatory.
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Richard D. Wolff is Professor of Economics Emeritus at University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where he taught economics from 1973 to 2008. He is currently a Visiting Professor in the Graduate Program in International Affairs at the New School University, New York City. He also teaches classes regularly at the Brecht Forum in Manhattan. Earlier he 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).
His economic theories are elaborated in several books co-authored with Stephen Resnick as well as in numerous articles by them separately and together. Professor Wolff was also among the founders in 1988 of the new academic association, Association of Economic and Social Analysis (AESA), and its quarterly journal Rethinking Marxism. His work is available at www.rdwolff.com and democracyatwork.info.
Harriet Fraad is a psychotherapist-hypnotherapist based in New York City. She has been the president of the Psychohistory Association. She is a founding member of the feminist movement, and the journal Rethinking Marxism. For forty years, she has been committed to transforming U.S. personal and political life. She is a joint author of the book Class Struggle on the Homefront (Palgrave, 2010). She also lectures and publishes widely on the social causes and consequences of psychological problems. Dr. Fraad's work deals with the interface between economy and psychology. With her husband, Richard Wolff, she coproduces the blog Economy and Psychology.
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