Robin Hahnel is Professor of Economics at Portland State University. He was a professor at American University for many years and traveled extensively advising on economic matters all over the world. He is best known for his work on participatory economics with Z Magazine editor Michael Albert.
Latin Waves host Sylvia Richardson speak with radical economist and political activist Robin Hahnel about Greece’s new majority government in the new elected Greek radical leftist Syriza party. What are the challenges ahead facing new finance minister Yanis Varoufakis, a radical economist himself as they introduce anti-austerity policies and force a renegotiation of Greek’s debt. How Syriza’s political victory may impact the leftist party Podemos in Spain; and the lesson to all leftists in political mobilization and winning the trust of the people.