Not Just Preaching to the Choir

Room: 
1.119
Timeslot: 
SATURDAY June 3rd Session 1: 10:00am - 11:50am
Abstract: 
Dollars & Sense has been working for over 40 years to offer critiques of--and alternatives to--the status quo of U.S. and world capitalism. Born in the midst of the last major crisis of world capitalism, D&S has in particular sought to explain both the origins of and the damage done by the neoliberal restructuring of the U.S. and world economies between that crisis and the current one. In 2014, members of the congregation of Bay Ridge United Methodist Church took out a half page ad in the New York Times posing a question--how can we explain the changes in economic well-being in the United States, especially the broad differences between the three decades after the Second World War and the decades since the 1970s? Dollars & Sense took up the challenge, in the form of the book Our Economic Well-Being. Representatives of both Dollars & Sense and Bay Ridge will participate, discussing the inspiration for the question posed and the answers offered. Can a left economics collective answer questions about the economy, in a way that goes beyond the left speaking to the left--that goes beyond "preaching to the choir"?
Chair/First Facilitator/Speaker First Name: 
Chris
Chair/First Facilitator/Speaker Last Name: 
Sturr
Chair/First Facilitator/Speaker Affiliation: 
Dollars & Sense
Chair/First Facilitator/Speaker Biography: 
Chris Sturr is co-editor of Dollars & Sense
Speaker 1/Second Facilitator First Name: 
Zoe
Speaker 1/Second Facilitator Last Name: 
Sherman
Speaker 1/Second Facilitator Affiliation: 
Dollars & Sense
Speaker 1/Second Facilitator Biography: 
Zoe Sherman is an assistant professor of economics at Merrimack College and a member of the Dollars & Sense collective.
Speaker 2/Third Facilitator First Name: 
Robert
Speaker 2/Third Facilitator Last Name: 
Emerick
Speaker 2/Third Facilitator Affiliation: 
Bay Ridge United Methodist Church
Speaker 2/Third Facilitator Biography: 
Bob Emerick is pastor of the Bay Ridge United Methodist Church.
Panel/Workshop Organizer First Name: 
Chris
Panel/Workshop Organizer Last Name: 
Sturr
Panel/Workshop Organizer Affiliation: 
Dollars & Sense
 

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