We are working on organizing a conference on inequality. Here is some food for thought on the subject: Visualization of outcomes for children born in varying economic circumstances, by race and gender or, as the NY Times more directly puts Continue reading Inequality
On Dec. 3, 2017, we began a discussion contrasting the books Capitalism & Slavery by Eric Williams (1944) and Capitalism & Freedom by Milton Friedman (1962) [Note: free electronic versions of books at those links.] Our next meeting will be Continue reading Capitalism
Jarrettia has volunteered to write book reviews. We are greatly looking forward to them. Return here to see them when they appear.
ORGANIZATIONAL SIGN-ON LETTER (all are encouraged to join) Please add your group at: http://tinyurl.com/TPPsignon Dear Representative / Senator: We urge you to oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a binding pact that poses significant threats to American jobs and wages, the environment, Continue reading Opposing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)
Michael White and Carolyn McIntyre came to Alternative Banking on Feb. 1st to describe their work fighting efforts to shrink the public library systems in NYC. Hear Citizens Defending Libraries” talk here. The group was formed almost two years ago in Continue reading Listen to Citizens Defending Libraries — Feb. 1st Talk.
Totally Required Reading In preparation I’m asking you, if possible, to do some advance reading — it’s not really required! Above all, the following two items: Being Greek and an Economist While Greece Burns: An intimate account In November 2013, Continue reading After the Greek Elections: The Future of Austerity in Greece, Europe & Beyond
[Note: this was written in April 2013. It’s too late to attend that protest but all of the grievances are still present (alas) so you can probably join us this April. Stay tuned.] YES, WE WILL! PICKET CITIGROUP SHAREHOLDERS’ ANNUAL Continue reading Why Are We Picketing at the Citigroup Shareholders’ Meeting?
April 21, 2014 Two filmmakers traveled from Germany to Wall Street to award the “Public Eye Award” to Goldman Sachs for Irresponsible Behavior in Finance and Economics We are here today to deliver the 2013 Public Eye Award to Goldman Continue reading Goldman Sachs Wins “Public Eye Award” for Irresponsible Behavior in Finance and Economics
I thought Sunday’s discussion was very productive and moved the event planning forward. I’ll post my notes from that discussion here when I’ve written them up (not going to happen today). One possible site that sounded good for the event Continue reading Planning for September Ethics event
Who should we invite for the 2-3 PM speaker series? Please discuss here: