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The Department of Economics of Franklin and Marshall College
In Cooperation with
The Pennsylvania Project and the Public Banking Institute
Building the New Economy
Tuesday, March 26, 2013 / 7:00-8:30 PM
Bonchek Auditorium / Franklin and Marshall College
(map link - http://bit.ly/YmazwS)
Michael Shuman: Creating Self Reliant Communities in the Global Age - Michael Shuman is the author of The Small Mart Revolution: How Local Businesses Are Beating the Global Competition and Local Dollars, Local Sense: How to Shift Your Money from Wall Street to Main Street and Achieve Real Prosperity. He is a director of research for Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE) and a fellow of the Post Carbon Institute
The Mayor of Reading, PA - The Hon. Vaughn Spencer: The Reading Initiative – A Report From The Front Lines - An educator, Vaughn Spencer was elected in 2011 to take the helm of Reading, PA, facing the challenges of lost jobs, declining tax revenues, cut-backs in state and federal funds and a surging Hispanic population, many young and poorly educated. He will discuss steps he is taking to focus Reading public assets on serving his city.
Mike Krauss ’71: The Public Banking Imperative – Democratizing Our Economics and Politics - Mike Krauss is a founding director of the Public Banking Institute and Chairman of the Pennsylvania Project, a twenty-seven year veteran of the international distribution and logistics industry, with long experience in American government and politics. He is the author of the forthcoming novel, “Pursuits of Happiness.”