Robin Eric Hahnel (born March 25, 1946) 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.
Sylvia interviews Dr Hahnel on a four part series about the how the economy works, on this segment we review how Neo Liberalism works and how it was first implemented in Latin America. How Latin America responded to Neo Liberalism politically with the help of large social movements, what gains were made with the election of progressive governments in the region and the review of some recent failings and setbacks. What can be learned by progressives in the North from the Latin American experience.