Inflation worries are in the news. The rise in financial asset prices continues willy-nilly. Bernie Sanders wants more taxes on the rich and transfer of money to the poor and nearly poor. The gap between those with access to money and the middle class grows wider and wider. Middle incomes, in real terms, have stagnated since 1973.
The interconnections between finance and capitalism – the money economy and the real economy – are complex and legendary. Marx, Keynes and Milton Friedman all had strong opinions about how finance does or does not contribute to a good and a responsible capitalism.
The topic is so important that we should not turn aside from seeking to learn more about what finance is doing to our economies in our time.
Please join us for an in-person round table on the financialization of everything at 9:00 am on Tuesday, October 26, at Landmark Center in St. Paul.
We are very pleased to provide a meeting space at Landmark Center to continue its tradition of public service and to share with the community its spacious rooms and architecture of distinction. In Landmark, one can experience the contributions of design to our self-regard and our feelings of citizenship, as being part of something larger and worthy of note.
Registration and a light breakfast will begin at 8:30 am.
The cost to attend is $10.00 per person.
Space is limited.
For more information or to register, please email Jed at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The event will last about 2 hours.