How does our country create jobs that pay well and build prosperity in local communities?
"The economy does not have to be the way it is right now," suggests Brancaccio. "If you didn't believe we were in trouble before the financial tornado hit in 2008, you probably do now, regardless of your political leanings. One response is to put a new coat of paint on the old economy, maybe even fumigate it."
Traveling from Maine to Washington State, from California to Minnesota, and from Texas to Ohio, Brancaccio found people "trying something fresh, experimenting with ways the economy can better serve more people and be less prone to getting destructively out of whack."
In Bellingham, WA, he found a thriving community that has pulled together to grow through local jobs and local resources."It is a countervailing force for globalization and a way to knit together a community that is happier, healthier and more prosperous."
- Bainbridge Island resident and best-selling author, David Korten (Agenda for a New Economy), is featured in the program, and will be on hand along with Fran Korten, publisher and executive director of YES! Magazine, for a community conversation after the program.
- This is a free community event and registration is not required.