As a consequence of several exploratory conversations, it appears that I shall spend the first four months of next year lecturing on Marx's critique of capitalism. In the Duke University Learning in Retirement program, I shall be teaching an eleven week course on "The Thought of Karl Marx." In the UNC-Chapel Hill Philosophy Department, I shall be teaching a combined graduate and advanced undergraduate Spring semester course on Karl Marx's Critique of Capitalism. The Duke lectures will range widely over all of Marx's thought, while the focus of the UNC course will be the modern mathematical re-interpretation of Marx's economic theories. If time permits, I will end each course with a discussion of Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-first Century and its relation to Marx's thought.
I teach the Duke course as a volunteer. UNC will pay me a bit for their course, but not, I fear, as much as the two hundred thousand dollars Hillary Clinton has been getting for each lecture to Wall Street types. Still and all, the pay is a significant increase over the dollar-a-year I negotiated at Bennett College [which, by the way, they never paid me -- the Treasurer could not figure out how to pay me twelve instalments of 8.5 cents each.]
It should be fun.