Rick Wolff is a well-known Marxist economist and one of the people who first helped organize the Green Party in the United States; he also ran as a Green for Mayor of New Haven. He gave an address to the to the New York City Green Party several weeks ago about the state of the US economy ("it's over") and what's next.
Wolff was optimistic about the Green Party's chances of helping to lead the country out of this mess, if we spread the message that "the emperor has no clothes" and tell people the truth about the economy. He suggested that Green ideas for how to democratize workplaces should resonate with people and provide a sensible alternative to both capitalism and state-run economies.
Part of the talk was broadcast on KPFA last Saturday morning. KPFA is also giving away a Wolff book and CD as premium options for people who become members during their current fund drive, but it doesn't look like the CD is this specific talk. However, you can watch the talk online or download it from the NYC Green Party site. There is a one hour talk plus 40 minutes of Q&A, and it's well worth watching for Green Party members and others who share our values.