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Dollar-centered global finance & Democrats’ loss of white working class

Thursday, May 17, 2012   19:30 - 22:00

Speaker:
  • Taggart Murphy

Whatever the outcome of this year’s presidential election, the Democratic Party seems to have forfeited the support of white working class males. A party that once spoke for unions is now seen as the voice of women, minorities, and a globalized, educated elite. Identity politics, feminism and the McGovern reforms of 1972 are often identified as the causes, but R. Taggart Murphy suggests that the dollar-centered floating rate system and East Asian growth model it helped foster may be equally important.

Tag will attempt to draw connections between the the Democrats’ loss of the white working class and the operating logic of the global financial/currency regime. He will speak as a (disgruntled) Democrat rather than from his usual stance as a political economist.

Date & Time:
Thursday, May 17, 2012   19:30 - 22:00 (Doors open at 19:00)
Venue:
Azabu Hall
Temple University, Japan Campus
2-8-12 Minami Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Moderator:
Robert Dujarric (ICAS Director)
Registration:
If possible, we ask you to register by E-mail (icas@tuj.temple.edu) , but we always welcome participants even you do not register. / 参加登録はなしでも参加できますので、直接会場へお越しください。

Speaker:

Taggart Murphy