Posted 12 years ago on Nov. 9, 2011, 2:19 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt
At 7PM EST this evening, November 9th, occupiers around the globe are invited to call +1 (712) 432-9945 and listen to a moderated discussion with Dr. David Korten and #ows occupier, Harrison Schultz. Dr. Korten will speak to the Federal Reserve's role in the corrupt and dysfunctional systems of financial malfeasance that caused the global depression and discuss alternative systems to serve the American people. Throughout the discussion listeners will be invited to ask Dr. Korten questions via the hashtag #askFed on Twitter
"Anti-Fed" sentiment runs deep in the Occupy movement. "The Federal Reserve has acted as an enabler of the economic injustice that affects everyday people in this country and around the world. It's time that everyone learns about the anti-democratic, pro-1% nature of the Fed, and how it works towards redistributing wealth upwards" said Amelia Clark, 20, from Washington DC. "The actions of the Fed in bailing out big banks has stymied the economic growth of America and the world. The Fed has caused millions to lose their jobs while fatcat CEOs see their bonuses grow by millions. The Fed only cares about billionares and their jobs," said Patrick Bruner, 23, from Brooklyn.
Dr. David C. Korten is the author, most recently, of "Agenda for a New Economy: From Phantom Wealth to Real Wealth", and "The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community." His previous books include the international best-seller "When Corporations Rule the World;" and "The Post-Corporate World: Life after Capitalism."
"How to Liberate America from Wall Street Rule" a report from the The New Economy Working Group authored by Dr. Korten, can be downloaded free of charge by clicking the preceding link.
Dr. Korten is board chair of YES! Magazine; a board member of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE); co-chair of the New Economy Working Group, founded in late 2008 with the Institute for Policy Studies; founder and president of the People-Centered Development Forum; a founding associate of the International Forum on Globalization; and a member of the Social Ventures Network, and the Club of Rome. He holds MBA and Ph.D. degrees from the Stanford Business School, has thirty years experience as a development professional in Asia, Africa, and Latin America and has served as a Harvard Business School professor, a captain in the US Air Force, a Ford Foundation Project Specialist, and a regional adviser to the US Agency for International Development.
Harrison Schultz is a sociologist and anarchist occupier at #occupywallstreet