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Whose Bailout? Whose Economy? Where To Go From Here?
Date Tuesday November 18
Time 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location Details
Unitarian-Universalist Center, Fireside Room
1182 Franklin St, (betw. O’Farrell & Geary), SF
Event Type Meeting
Organizer/AuthorMichael Lyon
Emailmlyon01 [at] comcast.net
Whose Bailout? Whose Economy?
Where To Go From Here?
SF Gray Panthers Discussion On the Current Crisis
With Jeff Mackler, of Socialist Action

Tuesday, November 18, 1 PM
Unitarian-Universalist Center, Fireside Room
1182 Franklin St, (betw. O’Farrell & Geary), SF

The current crisis suggests some provocative questions:

* Is “the economy” just the stock market and the financial sector, as it’s been pictured for years?

* Is the problem greedy and short-sighted financiers?

* Is it worth saving an “economy” that can revive itself only by creating another boom that will then go bust?

* What is the significance of merging banking and government?

* Are there fairer or more sustainable ways it can be saved, and what would it take to get them?

* What are the similarities and differences between now and the 1930s, and what role did ordinary people take?

* Where does the need for renewed infrastructure, affordable housing, improved education, and universal healthcare come in?

Come to a discussion of these issues with Jeff Mackler, of Socialist Action. Members will give short presentations on some of these questions.
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