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Date:
March 20, 2019
Time:
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Time Details:
6:30 PM
Address:
Mezzanine Meeting Room, Lewis & Clark Library
120 S Last Chance Gulch

Helena, MT 59601
Contact:
406-447-6681
Cost:
Free and open to the public. Copies available at the Information Desk.
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Civics Book Group Discusses "Saving Capitalism" by Robert Reich

Wednesday, March 20, 2019


America was once celebrated for and defined by its large and prosperous middle class. Now, this middle class is shrinking, a new oligarchy is rising, and the country faces its greatest wealth disparity in eighty years. Why is the economic system that made America strong suddenly failing us, and how can it be fixed?

Leading political economist and bestselling author Robert B. Reich presents a paradigm-shifting, clear-eyed examination of a political and economic status quo that no longer serves the people, exposing one of the most pernicious obstructions to progress today: the enduring myth of the “free market” when, behind the curtain, it is the powerful alliances between Washington and Wall Street that control the invisible hand. Laying to rest the specious dichotomy between a free market and “big government,” Reich shows that the truly critical choice ahead is between a market organized for broad-based prosperity and one designed to deliver ever more gains to the top. Visionary and acute, Saving Capitalism illuminates the path toward restoring America’s fundamental promise of opportunity and advancement. -amazon.com