Future of Capitalism: How Thinking Like an Economist Undermines Community with Stephen Marglin.
Join us for the third annual Robert Heilbroner Memorial Lecture. Heilbroner wrote, "Capitalism's uniqueness in history lies in its continuously self-generated change, but it is this very dynamism that is the system's chief enemy." In recognition of what Heilbroner identified as "the deep human need to be situated with respect to the future," The New School is sponsoring a lecture series in his memory that focuses on capitalism's future. This year, we will host Stephen Marglin, Walter S. Barker Professor of Economics at Harvard University and author of The Dismal Science: How Thinking Like an Economist Undermines Community- New School
Stephen A. Marglin is a professor of economics and holds the Walter S. Barker Chair in the Department of Economics at Harvard University.
William Milberg is Associate Professor of Economics at the New School for Social Research and Program Coordinator for the Schwartz Center for Economic and Policy Analysis. His research focuses on the implications of changes in international trade and investment flows for employment and income distribution.
Harvard Economics Professor Stephen Marglin argues that unequal income distribution in the United States is a symptom of a diminishing sense of national community. Marglin believes a "winner take all" ethos is prevailing in this new paradigm.