Capitalism

Despite what the Location says, we will be meeting in Room 305 this semester.  Meetup seems incapable of changing the room number.


We often come down to discussions about capitalism and the wide disparity between those at the financial top and those at the financial bottom.  Come and discuss how our economy works now, how it could work, and how it should work.  Consider the difference between the economic outcomes that you desire vs the economic policies that you might favor.  Remember that unintended consequences abound: not every obviously good idea will pan out as you might hope.


We will not be meeting on the 28th, as I will be at the Champlain Maker Fair at Shelburne Farms.  Come on out and enjoy the Fair if you can, on either Saturday or Sunday.

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  • Sherry

    Maybe the question could be: who should be the "deciders" of the goals of the American economy? Interesting short article:

    http://robertreich.org/post/61406074983

    September 21, 2013

    • Ivan

      A suggestion for another topic, if the group is willing for a capitalism part II discussion, could be about the allocation and management of resources. I noticed that a lot of problems with existing systems is who gets what and how much, and what determines that.

      September 22, 2013

  • Jonathan S.

    Good topic, thanks Jon. Good discussion. Thanks group.

    September 22, 2013

  • Benjamin B.

    September 22, 2013

  • beth

    Just tooo tired today...

    September 22, 2013

  • Ralph R.

    Great topic. Adequate distribution of wealth seems necessary for sustainability, and for smooth transitioning from an economy based on human labor to an economy of increased machine involvement and increased human unemployment. What are the incentives for the rich, and the machines, to share, to cooperate, rather than to accumulate, hoard, guard, and compete? Sorry I will miss this meeting.

    September 17, 2013

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