Zócalo and the Hammer Museum present
Matt Miller, "The Tyranny of Dead Ideas"
In the face of global competition and rapid technological change, the American economy will soon face its most severe test in nearly a century—one that will make the recent turmoil in the financial system look like a modest setback by comparison. Matt Miller, host of KCRW's "Left, Right & Center" and a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, visits Zócalo to argue that our leaders have failed to prepare us for what lies ahead because they cling to old truisms about how a modern economy works. Exploring themes from his new book, “The Tyranny of Dead Ideas,” Miller will lay bare what he considers the greatest threat to our economic future: the things we think we know—but don’t.
Zócalo presents a vibrant series of programs that feature thinkers and doers speaking on some of the most pressing topics of the day. Bringing together an extraordinarily diverse audience, Zócalo—"Public Square" in Spanish—seeks to create a non-partisan and multiethnic forum where participants can enjoy a rare opportunity for intellectual fellowship.
Official Website: http://zocalopublicsquare.org
Added by zocalo_events on December 9, 2008