Archive for the ‘Readings’ Category

Reading and Discussion Series: What is Competition?

In Readings on May 2, 2009 at 9:36 am

Join us for a discussion of Michael Lebowitz’s analysis of the dynamics of competition under capitalism.

Main text:

“What is Competition?” — (scroll down for link to PDF)

Supplemental Reading:

Paragraphs 11-91 of “The Path to Human Development.”

Wed. May 13, 7:o0 PM.

For Location or more information call Ian at 778-554-2730 or email


Reading and Discussion Series, March 11th

In Readings on March 5, 2009 at 11:05 pm

At our last educational we discussed a recent interview with economic historian Robert Brenner. Our next reading is an article by Marxist historian Moishe Postone. Postone provides a helpful overview and a critical assessment of three major works on post-war capitalism (by Brenner, Arrighi, and Harvey).

Our reading and discussion group is open to everyone and anyone who wants to do the readings and show up to discuss them.

Theorizing the Contemporary World:
Robert Brenner, Giovanni Arrighi, David Harvey
(link to pdf)– Moishe Postone

The next session is scheduled for March 11th @ 7:30 pm

For Location or more information call Ian at 778-554-2730, Andrew at 778 886 2685, or email Vancouver_socialist_forum@yahoo,com

Next Economics Discussion Feb. 25th, 7 PM

In events, Readings on February 6, 2009 at 7:29 pm

Following our critical look at Keynesianism this week, we look forward to discussing this extremely thorough and engaging overview of the current economic crisis.

For Location or more information
call Ian at 778-554-2730
or email

Next Economics Class January 28 at 7:30

In events, Readings, Uncategorized on January 15, 2009 at 9:37 am

At the economics class Tuesday January 13th we decided to have the next class, which will be on January 28 at 7:30, on Keynesianism and its possible
application to current policies.

Readings can be downloaded at:

Sweezy, Magdoff: Listen, Keynesianns!

Crisis of Neoliberal Capitalism Ingo Schmidt

For Location or more information call Ian at 778-554-2730 or email Vancouver_socialist_forum@yahoo,com

The Postcolonial City; Nicholas Blomley

In Readings on December 10, 2008 at 10:23 am

Attached is the Nicholas Blomley reading for the December 16th VSF workshop on housing in Vancouver. It is in pdf form. If you are not able to access this document here or have problems printing or reading it, email Ivan at and we’ll get you a hard copy or send you an email with the document directly.



Blomley, Nicholas: The Postcolonial City