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Host: Camille Rameen
Camille introduce part 2 of a lecture by Andrew Ross titled "Democracy and Debt" which was held @ Washington Square Park Saturday July 21.
Debt is the main reason why we live in a failed democracy, but how do we build alternatives? How should we follow up on Occupy's claim of "This is What Democracy Looks Like"?
Andrew Ross is currently a professor in the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University. A writer for Artforum, The Nation and The Village Voice, he is also the author and/or editor of numerous books. Much of his writing focuses on labor, the urban environment, and the organization of work, from the Western world of business and high-technology to conditions of offshore labor in the Global South. Making use of social theory as well as ethnography, his writing questions the human and environmental cost of economic growth, has an activist, alternative globalization approach, and emphasizes principles of sustainability.