Voices from the Edge on 10/01/09
Hosts Jo Ann Bowman and Dave Mazza interview Robin Hahnel.
Robin Hahnel is a radical economist and political activist. He is Professor Emeritus at American University in Washington, D.C. where he taught in the Department of Economics from 1976 – 2008. He has also taught at the University of Maryland at College Park, the Catholic University in Lima, Peru, and most recently at Lewis and Clark College and Portland State University in Portland, Oregon. His work in economic theory is informed by the work of Karl Marx, Thorstein Veblen, John Maynard Keynes, Karl Polanyi, Pierro Straffa, and Joan Robinson among others. He is best known as co-creator, along with Michael Albert, of a radical alternative to capitalism known as participatory economics, (or parecon for short).