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October 2018

Talk: The Great Recession and Precarious Entrepreneurship among Latinos in the United States
Zulema Valdez

October 12, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Zulema Valdez, Sociology, UC Merced Valdez's research examines how social group formations—based on race, class, gender, and nativity—affect individual social and economic life chances. She is the author of The New Entrepreneurs: How Race, Class, and Gender Shape American Enterprise (2011) and Entrepreneurs and the Search for the American Dream (2015). This event is a part of Organizing U.S. Capitalism: From the Federal Reserve to the Unions, a series of UCSB talks and workshops sponsored by the Center for the Study of Work, Labor, and Democracy; and the Policy History Program.

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Talk: Instability and Inequality: American Capitalism after the Volcker Shock of 1980
Jonathan Levy

October 19, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Jonathan Levy, History, University of Chicago Levy is an historian of U.S. capitalism, with interests in the relationships between the law, culture, political economy, and the history of ideas. He is the author of Freaks of Fortune: The Emerging World of Capitalism and Risk in America (2012) and the forthcoming Ages of American Capitalism. This event is a part of Organizing U.S. Capitalism: From the Federal Reserve to the Unions, a series of UCSB talks and workshops sponsored by the Center for the Study of Work, Labor, and Democracy; and the Policy History Program.

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November 2018

Talk: The Pyramid Problem: Regulating Direct Sales at the Edges of Labor and Consumption, 1972-1982
Jessica Burch

November 2, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Jessica Burch, School of Business, University of Utah Burch, a scholar of management, was a Newcomen fellow at Harvard University in 2015-16. She discusses a chapter from her forthcoming book, Door-to-Door Capitalism: Direct Selling in America from the New Deal to the Internet Age. This event is a part of Organizing U.S. Capitalism: From the Federal Reserve to the Unions, a series of UCSB talks and workshops sponsored by the Center for the Study of Work, Labor, and Democracy; and the Policy History Program.

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Talk: Research Services in the Labor Movement
Samir Sonti

November 16, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Samir Sonti, UNITE-HERE Local 11 Sonti took his Ph.D. at UCSB in 2016 with a dissertation entitled "The Price of Prosperity: Inflation and the Limits of the New Deal Order." He is a research analyst in a trade union local representing 23,000 workers employed in hotels, restaurants, airports, sports arenas, and convention centers throughout Southern California and Arizona. This event is a part of Organizing U.S. Capitalism: From the Federal Reserve to the Unions, a series of UCSB talks and workshops sponsored by the Center for the Study of Work, Labor, and Democracy; and the Policy History Program.

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December 2018

Talk: Neoliberalism Before Its Time? Labor and the Free Trade Ideal in the Era of the “Great Compression”
Leon Fink

December 7, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Leon Fink, History, Georgetown Fink, the editor of LABOR: Studies in Working-Class History, is the author or editor of a dozen books.  These include The Long Gilded Age: American Capitalism and the Lessons of a New World Order (2014); Sweatshops at Sea: Merchant Seamen in the World's First Globalized Industry, from 1812 to the Present (2011);  The Maya of Morganton: Work and Community in the Nuevo New South (2003); and Progressive Intellectuals and the Dilemmas of Democratic Commitment (1997). This event is a part of Organizing U.S. Capitalism: From the Federal Reserve to the Unions, a series of UCSB talks and workshops sponsored by the Center for the Study of Work, Labor, and Democracy; and the Policy History Program.

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