We've all probably read this one, but it is well worth revisiting. Everybody is happy in the Year of Ford 632 – the Alphas, the Betas, Gammas and Deltas – even the Epsilon semi-morons (someone has to take out the garbage). So many of life's troubles have been eliminated. Of course, if you are a slightly deformed Alpha who thinks too much, or a young man wrenched from the Savage Reservation of New Mexico (where life is nasty, brutish and real), you may have problems. Read more »
Ralph Nader, Political Activist; Author, Unstoppable: The Emerging Left-Right Alliance to Dismantle the Corporate State; Twitter @RalphNader Debra J. Saunders, Columnist, San Francisco Chronicle; “Token Conservative” Blogger, SFGate.com; Twitter @debrajsaunders — Moderator Read more »
Mike Robbins, Author, Nothing Changes Until You Do
Your relationship with yourself can be challenging. Robbins discusses how keeping that relationship healthy, compassionate and empowered can lead to genuine success and fulfillment. He says that the healthier your relationship is with you, the more effective you can be with others and in everything you do. This program is intended to teach people to accept, trust and believe in themselves.
Yoram Bauman, Ph.D., Author, The Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change Jonah Sachs, CEO, Free Range
In these hot and crazy times, we all need some comic relief. Yoram Bauman, the world’s first and only stand-up economist, promises to inform and entertain us with his 20-minute routine. Then he will sit down to talk about using humor and storytelling as tools for combating the doom-and-gloom attitude that often marks discussions about melting glaciers and disappearing species. Read more »
It's a summer's evening in Amsterdam, and two couples meet at a fashionable restaurant for dinner. Between mouthfuls of food and over the scrapings of cutlery, the conversation remains a gentle hum of polite discourse. But behind the empty words, terrible things need to be said, and with every forced smile and every new course, the knives are being sharpened. Each couple has a 15-year-old son. Read more »
C. Eugene Steuerle, Fellow, Urban Institute; Former Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Treasury; Author, Dead Men Ruling: How to Restore Fiscal Freedom and Rescue Our Future Frank Yeary, Co-founder and Chairman, Level Money; Former Vice Chancellor, UC Berkeley Robert Friedman, Founder and Chair, Corporation for Enterprise Development – Moderator Read more »