The Crisis of Capitalism

October 29, 2010

Please join AGI for a workshop on “The Crisis of Capitalism: How Important are Values in American, German, and European Responses?” which is made possible through the generous support of the AGI Society, Culture, and Politics Program. The workshop will be held on Friday, October 29, 2010.

The United States and Europe confronted a severe financial and economic crisis in 2008 and 2009 whose repercussions are still impacting the world today. Initially, politicians from both sides of the Atlantic stressed the international nature of the problems, which necessitated international responses. Yet, as concrete measures were and are being discussed, the U.S., Germany, and other European states began to disagree on financial and economic measures to address the crisis. Why have the responses been so different? What role do values and political institutions play in the formulation of economic policies in the U.S., Germany, and Europe? This workshop will discuss these issues and more.