April 4, 2014 · 1:45 PM
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We will take The Federal Bank of New York's guided tour as group and then discuss what we saw and heard at a nearby cafe. This a free tour (The Fed Bank can afford it!), but The Bank Bank requires your full name for ticket registration and a matching government issued photo ID for entry. (Email your full name to [masked] after RSVPing Yes.) Tickets are very limited and reserved 3-4 months in advance. RSVPs will be honored in the order of the RSVP date/time-stamp.
Last time I took this tour, the only thing the Fed Bank's tour guide stated concretely was that the US will never go back to the gold standard. :D
The Talk-About will be held in a coffee shop or restaurant nearby and will be free. Yen will moderate the session, and it will be structured with questions to get the conversation going, but will lean towards free-flowing discussion thereafter. Thank you.
The first available reservations were in April 2014, and currently, they are fully booked through April of 2014. Please read the Fed's visiting instructions on their website and full name, address is needed to register for tickets and government issued photo ID is needed for entrance. Their guided tour and entrance to their museum is free. http://www.newyorkfed.org/aboutthefed/visiting.html
The New York Fed and the Federal Reserve System Guided Tour
Learn about the role of the New York Fed and the wider Federal Reserve System in setting monetary policy, promoting financial stability, and serving communities to advance economic growth.
About the Moderator: Yen is a parent of two sons with an high interest in applied economics and he took Econ 101 a long time ago. Currently, he is a manager at Lyhun Realty.
About the Founder: Ron Gross is the founder of "Conversations New York." He's been organizing exciting, important CONVERSATIONS for 20 years, and currently holds them regularly on the Columbia University campus and elsewhere through the city. He's the author of 23 books on LIFELONG LEARNING. He was recently honored for lifetime achievement in the field by the International Society for Self-Directed Learning. The late Buckminster Fuller said of Ron's work: “If humanity is to pass safely through its present crisis on earth, it will be because a majority of individuals are now doing their own thinking. Ronald Gross’ work has pioneered in improving the climate for such thinking in the United States.”