May 15 2012
Recent elections in Europe were widely seen as a referendum against austerity measures, which had been adopted by governments to quell the fiscal crisis. Greece, where mass protests propelled a number of parties to be represented in their Parliament, has yet to form a government. In fact, the on-going failure to form a government in Greece is being blamed for the Euro’s new low. In France, the newly elected Francois Hollande was formally named President in a ceremony today. Hollande is France’s first Socialist president in 17 years – he heads to Germany in his first act as President, to debate Chancellor Angela Merkel over using austerity as a way out of the financial crisis.
Just days after the elections in France and Greece on May 6th, acclaimed economist Richard Wolff addressed the Brecht Forum in New York, analyzing the European elections and their financial recession in the context of the US situation. Richard Wolff is a Professor of Economics Emeritus at the 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 of the New School University, New York City. He has also taught at Yale and the University of Paris, and has recently begun hosting a weekly hour-long radio program Economic Update on WBAI, 99.5 FM.
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