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Lecture / Discussion  |  The New American Economy, Part II: Will Capital Rule?

Part of Ideas Prime

Thursday, October 9, 2014, 7–9 pm

Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Auditorium  

Kent Klitgaard, a leading environmental economist, coauthor of Energy and The Wealth of Nations: Understanding the Biophysical Economy and professor of economics at Wells College, will be our guest speaker for October 9. Just back from the 2014 environmental economics conference in Reykjavik, Iceland, Klitgaard will speak about how both the left a d the right misunderstand the true economic crisis ahead -- because both sides of the debate are focused on a vision of economic growth that is impossible for Earth to sustain.

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Fall at the Burchfield Penney sees the start of Ideas Prime, a series of screenings, lectures and conversations which create a forum for an exchange of ideas designed to understand how the local and global issues are interrelated. Through a series of screenings, conversations, and programs, the Burchfield Penney hosts diverse ideas focused on a variety of views. Programs are free with galley admission.