Sam Gindin

Sam Gindin

Sam Gindin was born in Siberia, grew up in Winnipeg, went to graduate  school in Madison, Wisconsin  and spent most of his working life in Toronto as Research Director, then Assistant to the President, of the Canadian Autoworkers-CAW. Since his retirement from the union in 2000, he has been the Visiting Packer Chair in Social Justice at York University. He remains active in the labour and social movements as a member of the Socialist Project and the recently-formed GreaterToronto Workers’ Assembly. His writings have focused on the CAW, the auto industry, the crisis in organized labor in Canada and the US, and the political economy of American capitalism. He is currently working on a book with his life-long friend and frequent co-author, Leo Panitch, on the making of global capitalism.

In and Out of Crisis: The Global Financial Meltdown and Left Alternatives

In and Out of Crisis: The Global Financial Meltdown and Left Alternatives

SKU: 9781604862126
Authors: Leo Panitch, Sam Gindin, and Greg Albo
Publisher: PM Press/Spectre
ISBN: 9781604862126
Published: 5/2010
Format: Paperback, ePub, mobi, PDF
Page count: 144
Size: 5.5 x 8.5
Subjects: Politics, Activism, Economics

Praise

“Once again, Panitch, Gindin, and Albo show that they have few rivals and no betters in analyzing the relations between politics and economics, between globalization and American power, between theory and quotidian reality, and between crisis and political possibility. At once sobering and inspiring, this is one of the few pieces of writing that I’ve seen that’s essential to understanding – to paraphrase a term from accounting – the sources and uses of crisis. Splendid and essential.” –Doug Henwood, Left Business Observer, author of After the New Economy and Wall Street

“Mired in political despair? Planning your escape to a more humane continent? Baffled by the economy? Convinced that the Left is out of ideas? Pull yourself together and read this book, in which Albo, Gindin, and Panitch, some of the world’s sharpest living political economists, explain the current financial crisis – and how we might begin to make a better world.” –Liza Featherstone, author of Students Against Sweatshops and Selling Women Short: The Landmark Battle for Workers’ Rights at Wal-Mart

In and Out of Crisis is a salutary reminder that knee-jerk reactions to current events are not the best way forward for the Left. What we need is careful investigation combined with practical experiences on campaigns to develop our movement. This book not only gives us a course in the global financial meltdown, but it also provides a model for how the Left must develop its alternatives, not ex nihilo, but from a study of the contradictions of the present.” –Vijay Prashad, author of The Darker Nations: A People’s History of the Third World



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