September 2011

Tomas Sedlacek: Economics of Good and Evil

Tue, Oct 18 2011 - 6:00pm

Economics of Good and Evil

Tomas Sedlacek, National Economic Council, Prague; Lecturer, Charles University; Author, The Economics of Good and Evil; Advisor to Vaclav Havel

In his best-selling books in the Czech Republic, former advisor to Vaclav Havel Sedlacek shows how economics is woven out of history, myth, religion and ethics. Come listen to a fascinating ride that will take you from the Epic of Gilgamesh through the Bible and the Greeks to today’s pop culture in film – a fresh look at economics as part of our culture. Read more »

Shannon Brownlee: Avoiding Unnecessary Medical Treatment

Fri, Sep 30 2011 - 12:00pm

Shannon Brownlee: Avoiding Unnecessary Medical Treatment

M.S., Acting Director, New America Foundation, Health Policy Program; Author, Overtreated

Carolyn Johnson, Co-anchor, ABC7 News at 6 - Moderator
 
Brownlee contends that overtesting and overmedicating are harming patients’ health and pocketbooks in California and the nation. Read more »