Occupy Forum presents…
How Do We Build A Better Economic System?
with Marco Vangelisti
Occupy Forum is excited to bring back lecturer Marco Vangelisti, who gave a riveting talk at the “What is Money???” forum in August. As a follow-up, Marco will be presenting the rest of his curriculum.
The current economic crisis is a recurring phenomenon of capitalism – a structurally unstable economic system. We will examine the current economic crisis in its historical context, how we dealt with the last major crisis in the 1930s and how we are (counter productively) dealing with it now. We will also look at the essential features of capitalism that makes it unstable and destructive to communities and ecosystems. Then, the systemic features of a new economic system that would be compatible with long term health of ecosystems and communities will be presented. Finally, we will explore the path from the current system to one that democratizes and localizes economic activity and anchors wealth and capital formation in the community.
Marco Vangelisti is a former Fullbright scholar in mathematics and economics at UC Berkeley. He is now involved with Slow Money, an organization concerned with steering financial investments toward small food enterprises, organic farms, and local food systems. Find more information about Marco at www.ek4t.com
Time will be allotted for Q&A, discussion and announcements.