PSU Economics Department's annual Harold G. Vatter Memorial Lecture will be held as part of the Portland City Club's Friday Forum Series.
Nancy Folbre, Economist at U Mass, Amherst, MacArthur Fellow and member of the Sarkozy Commission to Revise GDP Measurements, will speak on
"Localism in the Age of Globalism"
Friday, May 10th, Noon at the Governor Hotel
Even as many aspects of the economy become more globalized, emerging community economic development strategies emphasize support for small businesses, "buy local" campaigns, promotion of worker and consumer cooperatives and labor sharing systems such as time banks. Can these strategies have a significant impact? What can we learn from "best practices" in communities across the country?
Contact the City Club for lunch tickets; pay $5 general admission (no lunch!) at the door.
Join us later in the afternoon for an academic seminar, free and open to the public:
"The Rise and Fall of Patriarchal Capitalism"
Friday, May 10th, 3 - 4:30 pm, ASRC 220