Understanding the Crash

program date: 
Sun, 08/01/2010

What has happened to the world economy? How can the troubles of a working-class community in Cleveland or a new suburb of Miami become an international financial crisis? How did a smaller and smaller group of people come to control a larger and larger percentage of the world's money? Is it possible to restructure our financial system and what roll will ordinary people play?

Seth Tobocman is the author of Understanding the Crash, a progressive account in comics format of how bad mortgages turned into a global financial meltdown -- and a compelling manifesto for change. Seth is a radical comic book artist best known for the political anthology World War 3 Illustrated, which he started in 1979 with fellow artist Peter Kuper. He lives in New York City, where he teaches cartooning and illustration at the School of Visual Arts.


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