Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Time for an Economics Primer!

CRASH COURSE ON THE CRASH
What led up to this economic crisis?Whose fault is this, and why did rich bankers get bailed out?Crash Course on the Crash is an educational event to help the community understand the complex world of the US economy. People's economist* Karen Redleaf will explain the ways deregulation and complex financial dealings have led to the downfall of financial institutions and massive home foreclosures.

A panel of representatives of groups most affected by this crisis will discuss their experiences... ACORN, Welfare Rights Center, PoorPeoples' Economic Human Rights Campaign, Dave Riehle.

Music provided by internationally-known folk singer Larry Long. Get involved in taking back our economy! Plans to picket Wells Fargo, US Bank, Hennepin County Sheriff's sales and evictions in the works.

Saturday, November 222:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.Walker Church3104 16th Ave S, Minneapolis. Childcare and snack provided. Tabling and social hour following event. Organizations wishing to table at this event can call 651-644-1173 for more information.

Sponsored by Economic Crisis Action Group

*Karen Redleaf holds undergraduate and masters degrees in economics. She worked for years as an options trader and hedge fund researcher in the financial industry until she quit in disgust. She specializes in explaining economic concepts in plain language.

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