I am glad to announce my first webinar on money and banking hosted by the Public Banking Institute on Wednesday July 24th at noon PDT. Here is more information and the link to register for this free event.
Essential Knowledge for Transition is inspired by the science education movement,
which achieved significant progress improving science literacy among the lay public.
EK4T aims at making the subjects of money, banking, economics and finance more
accessible to the general public.
Since so much of our lives are shaped by monetary, banking, economic and finance decisions made by few insiders and presumed experts, it is imperative that we become
more conversant with those topics to exercise our right of democratic consent. Here is a recent article making the case for economics education as a requirement for a functioning democracy.
Wed 7/24 noon Money and Banking – webinar organized by the Public Banking Institute
Wed 7/24 6:30pm Economics – Share Exchange, 533 5th Street, Santa Rosa
Friday 7/27 7:30pm Finance – World Centric, 2121 Staunton Court, Palo Alto
Sun 8/11 10:00am Money and Banking – High Street Salon, Sebastopol
Wed 8/27 Finance – Share Exchange, 533 5th Street, Santa Rosa
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For more information about EK4T, up to date list of upcoming events or to get in contact with me, check out my website.
If I have not spoken in your community in a while, I would love to do so soon
since the material has evolved over the last couple of months.
Here is a quote by the our friends at the Positive Money Institute in the UK
summarizing our predicament.
Now consider: the banks, whose reckless lending during the boom years of the early and mid-noughties created losses worth trillions of dollars, pounds or euros, were bailed out one way or another by taxpayers. Governments borrowed this money, ultimately from the banks themselves, only to be told by the banks (wearing their ‘bond market’ hat) that social welfare, health and education and all other areas of public spending were now unaffordable luxuries that had to be drastically pruned back.
Hope you can join me for one of my talks!