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Occupy Forum: How Do We Build A Better Economic System? With Marco Vangelisti
Date Monday September 23
Time 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
Global Exchange
2017 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
(near the 16th Street BART Station)
Event Type Panel Discussion
Organizer/AuthorCheryl Meeker
Forum returns to Global Exchange

Occupy Forum continues…

Monday, September 23rd 6 - 9 pm at Global Exchange
2017 Mission Street near the 16th Street BART Station

Information, discussion & community! Monday Night Forum!!

Occupy Forum is an opportunity for open and respectful dialogue on all sides of these critically important issues!

Occupy Forum presents…

How Do We Build A Better Economic System?
with Marco Vangelisti

Occupy Forum is excited to bring back lecturer Marco Vangelisti, who gave a riveting talk at the “What is Money???” forum in August. As a follow-up, Marco will be presenting the rest of his curriculum.

The current economic crisis is a recurring phenomenon of capitalism - a structurally unstable economic system. We will examine the current economic crisis in its historical context, how we dealt with the last major crisis in the 1930s and how we are (counter productively) dealing with it now. We will also look at the essential features of capitalism that makes it unstable and destructive to communities and ecosystems. Then, the systemic features of a new economic system that would be compatible with long term health of ecosystems and communities will be presented. Finally, we will explore the path from the current system to one that democratizes and localizes economic activity and anchors wealth and capital formation in the community.

Marco Vangelisti is a former Fullbright scholar in mathematics and economics at UC Berkeley. He is now involved with Slow Money, an organization concerned with steering financial investments toward small food enterprises, organic farms, and local food systems. Find more information about Marco at

Time will be allotted for Q&A, discussion and announcements.

Donations to Occupy Forum to cover costs are encouraged; no one turned away!
Added to the calendar on Saturday Sep 21st, 2013 10:53 AM