August 19, 2013 · 7:30 PM
Our guest speaker for our August monthly meeting will be Daniel Finn of Pioneer Valley Local First.
Daniel says his talk “will build on the work of authors and entrepreneurs, such as David Korten, Judy Wicks and Annie Leonard, and will show how many aspects of our economy are taking us down a suicidal path and that unless we want this to be our future, that changing direction will not only be necessary, but better for us and our economy. My talk will help to ask and come up with some of the answers to: What does the suicide economy look like? What are examples of it? If we do change direction, what might the living economy be like? Is economics truly about numbers on a short sighted balance sheet or having positive relationships with every stakeholder? Does ownership matter? Does place matter? Is the proliferation of triple bottom line companies necessary to our future or can companies like Exxon, Walmart, Monsanto, and the company formerly known as Blackwater be trusted to bring us into a bright and healthy future for all 7 billion of us. How might we get from here to there?"
We’ll start with thirty minutes of coffee and conversation at 7:30 p.m. The talk will follow brief announcements at 8:00 PM.