Robert Reich on the lectures of Thorstein Veblen: 1919 Revisited

Lecture Mon 26 Feb 2001 The New School, Orozco Room
66 West 12th Street, 7th floor
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In February 1919, in a campus of brownstones on West 23rd Street in Chelsea, a series of seven courses was offered to adults on the "the grave social, political, economic and educational problems of the day." The courses were an experiment in democracy and a new form of education: one that emphasized the collegiality and expansiveness in learning that led to the formation of The New School. This series is intended to remind The New School community of its historical legacies, and re-frame them for a new millennium.

Politician, writer, and instructor Robert Reich comments on the Thursday afternoon courses of ethical economist Thorstein Veblen from that time in 1919. He continues his discourse in the spirit of the original courses, leading the discussion towards the realization of a more just and equitable society.

Robert Reich