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Book Club for Occupy Finance (#OWS)

September 19, 2013

We in Alternative Banking are pretty proud of our book Occupy Finance, and we’re planning on having a book club associated with it.

The idea is for the author of each chapter to come and lead a discussion about the subject in that chapter. We expect the feedback to improve the topic and be incorporated into the 2nd edition of the book.

Where: The book club will meet from 2-3pm on the Sundays mentioned below, before the regular Alternative Banking meeting, in Room 402 or 409 of the International Affairs Building of Columbia University at Amsterdam and 118th.

Here’s the schedule:

Occupy Finance Book Club Schedule

The Real Life Impact of Financialization on the 99%
  Sept. 22 –
  Financialization and the 99%
  Sept. 29 – 
  How Banks create money … and keep it
How we got here
  Oct. 6 – 
   Bailout: It didn’t work, it’s still going on, it’s making things worse
  Oct. 13 – 
  A short history of the principal legislative failures that caused the
  crisis and make another one likely
  Oct. 20 – 
  Securitization in plain English – CDOs, CDSs and Magnetar
  Oct. 27 – 
  The Dirty Dozen, 12 legal outrages
  Nov. 3 – 
  New Civics: Feasting on the Commons
Things to do
  Nov. 10 – 
  Old Bankers’ Tales … and Why to Reject Them
  Nov. 17 – 
  New Civics: Feasting on the Commons
  Nov. 24 – 
  Resources: thinking outside the corporations
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Categories: #OWS, finance
  1. September 20, 2013 at 9:55 am

    Hi Cathy, any chance of discussions being recorded and made available online for us out-of-towners?


    • September 20, 2013 at 9:56 am

      Good question. I’ll try to make that happen.


      • September 20, 2013 at 10:57 am

        Thanks, that would be great!


  2. September 29, 2013 at 12:32 am

    yes, i’d love to hear a recording also.


  1. November 13, 2013 at 8:15 pm
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