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The World Affairs Discussion Group May Meetup

  • May 17, 2009 · 4:00 PM
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Date change: In honor of Mother's Day the meeting is changed to Sunday, May 17, at the usual time (4PM).

Our topic for May:

Trade barriers - do they protect jobs and grow an economy? Can they be used to protect the environment? Would reducing or removing all trade barriers provide a more prosperous and peaceful world?

Thanks to Jim McDaniel for proposing this topic.

By coincidence, I am currently reading a highly entertaining history of world trade, from the beginning of the human race through to the present: "A Splendid Exchange: How Trade Shaped the World" by William J. Bernstein. I recommend this book to people interested in putting world trade into historical perspective. If the group wants I will provide a brief book report.

As usual...

All views and political orientations are welcome.

I have limited attendance to 14 max as we are meeting in an eatery where it is not possible to reserve space. Meeting will be canceled if fewer than 5 sign up.

If you sign up and change your mind, please change your reply so that someone else may attend.

Meetup to last 1.5 hours (until 5:30 PM) although, of course, people are welcome to continue beyond that point.

You are encouraged to post your own comments and questions on the group's web site prior to the meeting.

I look forward to seeing you for another stimulating discussion!

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  • Jim M.

    Very interesting and diverse group of people. Maybe our best discussion yet, Jim

    May 18, 2009

  • John Van P.

    A lively discussion, with multiple viewpoints clashing in a friendly spirit.

    May 18, 2009

  • David

    Great discussion, as usual.

    May 17, 2009

  • Mairin

    I would love to attend, but it's Mother's Day and must decline. Next time!

    April 26, 2009

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