As banks crumble across the world, is the game over for market economies? Was Karl Marx right about the end of capitalism, or are other economic twists and turns now facing all of us?A new adult education course, will seek to get to grips with the roots of the current economic crisis.
‘Was Karl Marx Right? Understanding the Credit Crunch’ is the title of a new Workers' Educational Association (WEA) course starting on Tuesday 15 September 2009 at the Unitarian Church hall, Ellison Place, Newcastle upon Tyne, over 10 weeks from 6.00 pm - 8.00 pm.
WEA course tutor, Dr. Trevor Bark, said: 'This course should appeal to anyone concerned about the credit crunch and who would like to increase their knowledge of social and economic conditions, and anybody who wants to know more about the world around them. We'll explore with open minds what is happening and in lively and interesting ways, looking at what Karl Marx had to say about capitalist economies.'
Dr Trevor Bark started his career in London, working with the homeless and Camden Trade Union Support unit, and with prisoners as a
researcher and lecturer at Middlesex University. He has also made films with Channel 4 and the BBC as a social movement researcher.
He received his PhD for a thesis covering the history of the informal economy from Feudalism to today, and including alcohol and tobacco smuggling.
For enrolment details contact the WEA on 0191 212 6100 or email@example.com