Jonathan Ira Levy (University of Chicago)
13 May 2022 @ 12:30 - 13:30
- Past event
“American Capitalism in the Age of Chaos”
Abstract. This talk draws from Ages of American Capitalism: A History of the United States (Random House: 2021), a history of the US economy from the British colonization North America in the seventeenth century through the Great Recession. It focuses upon the last, post-1980 “Age of Chaos.” It is widely known that capitalism transformed after the industrial crisis decade of the 1970s. How should these changes be characterized, why did they come about, and with what consequences for the US and global economy alike? The talk focuses upon the creation of a post-1980 political economy of “asset price appreciation” that has arguably lasted until this day.