Now that I am a New-Yorker I assume that everyone else lives here too. Here are some things you should check out this weekend:
Doug Lain’s Think the Impossible Book Tour
at BlueStockings Bookstore
Sunday September 15, 2013 7PM-9PM,
172 Allen St, New York, NY
Interviews with Margaret Kimberley from the Black Agenda Report, McKenzie Wark author of The Beach Beneath the Street, and Andrew Kliman author of The Failure of Capitalist Production.
Many of you may know Doug Lain from his Diet Soap Podcast . It’s an excellent podcast despite the fact that he frequently has me on as a featured guest. This is Doug’s “Think the Impossible” book tour for his new book “BillyMoon”. I haven’t read the book yet, but I plan to. Note that Andrew Kliman is speaking at the event.
Can Income Distribution Rescue Capitalism?
A discussion of the new pamphlet by Andrew Kliman. Sponsored by the Marxist-Humanist Initiative.
Monday Sept 16th 7-9pm
Room 403 of Pearl Studios, 500 8th Avenue (between 35th and 36th Streets), Manhattan, New York City. People outside of New York City who wish to participate via videostream should write to MHI at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The contents of this pamphlet by Kliman represent several years of work refining an analysis of what happened with wages during the ‘neoliberal period’, deconstructing the narrative of increasing inequality that permeates much of the left. It also contains his rather damning critique of the recent errors made by the Monthly Review in relation to these topics. I find this all quite fascinating. When I brought Kliman to Boston to speak on this topic the audience was quite impressed but challenged by what he had to say about wages. It really shook up a lot of people’s preconceptions and made for a lively debate. If you are in the area I highly recommend coming to check out the conversation.
3. Also I am still looking for a few more folks to join be for a Grundrisse reading group in New York. If we figure out a format we may take things online as well but I am hoping to have a good 5-10 folks for an in-person weekly group to form the core of the discussion.