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Democratic Ideals Book Club - Virtual Meeting this Month

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NOTE: this month's meeting will be a "virtual" meeting. Click into the event to get the directions for access.
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To access the May Book Club meeting online:

  • We will use the "Zoom" application to stream the meeting over the internet.
  • To access the meeting, click this link, or copy and paste this into your browser: https://bit.ly/3aK2RpW
  • You will need to download the Zoom app and install it on your computer first. We highly recommend clicking the link prior to the meeting and doing that install, if you don't already have Zoom.  This will take a few minutes. Follow the instructions on the Zoom web page.
  • You will have the ability to turn your microphone on and off during the meeting. You should start the meeting with it muted. Unmute to speak or ask a question.
  • See you online!

This month's book is Arguing with Zombies:  There is no better guide than Paul Krugman to basic economics, the ideas that animate much of our public policy. Likewise, there is no stronger foe of zombie economics, the misunderstandings that just won’t die.

In Arguing with Zombies, Krugman tackles many of these misunderstandings, taking stock of where the United States has come from and where it’s headed in a series of concise, digestible chapters. Drawn mainly from his popular New York Times column, they cover a wide range of issues, organized thematically and framed in the context of a wider debate. Explaining the complexities of health care, housing bubbles, tax reform, Social Security, and so much more with unrivaled clarity and precision.

Paul Robin Krugman is an American economist, liberal columnist and author. He is Professor of Economics and International Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, Centenary Professor at the London School of Economics, and an op-ed columnist for The New York Times. In 2008, Krugman won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics for his contributions to New Trade Theory and New Economic Geography.

Hope to see you there "virtually"!

Date:
May 12, 2020
TIME:
6:00 pm
7:30 pm
LOCATION:
https://bit.ly/2wU5Ai5
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