Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs


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The Politics of Value

Thursday, November 02, 2017, 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Location:  A Room of One's Own Bookstore, 315 W Gorham Street
Jane Collins. The Great Recession not only shook Americans’ economic faith but also prompted powerful critiques of economic institutions. This timely book explores three movements that gathered force after 2008: the rise of the benefit corporation, which requires social responsibility and eschews share price as the best metric for success; the emergence of a new group, Slow Money, that fosters peer-to-peer investing; and the 2011 Wisconsin protests against a bill restricting the union rights of state workers.

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