Paul Mattick Jr.: The Permanent Crisis

Video of the best session of the Global Uprisings conference in Amsterdam two weeks ago. In this closing plenary, Paul Mattick Jr. discusses the ongoing crisis of capitalism and what it might mean for global social movements.

The global economic crisis has affected nearly everyone in every corner of the globe. In his book Business as Usual, Paul Mattick Jr. explains the global economic crisis in relation to the development of the world economy since World War II, framing it also as a fundamental example of the cycle of crisis and recovery that has characterized capitalism since the early nineteenth century.