Community Forum: The Great Turning
September 15 (7:30pm)
Tom Smith Auditorium
Category: Special Events
Join us at the Catawba College Community Forum on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. in Tom Smith Auditorium of Ralph W. Ketner Hall for this provocative discussion of the "American crisis" of today. Admission, as always, is free.
Our speaker will be Dr. Eric R. Hake, Professor of Economics in the Ketner School of Business at Catawba College. Dr. Hake also serves as Secretary/Treasurer for the Association for Evolutionary Economics.
What do the Preppers, The Occupy Wall Street demonstrations, and the Ferguson protests have in common? They are each social actions that embody a profound sense of desperation and anxiety over the immediate future. Social collapse, soaring income inequality, racial tensions — why are there so many difficult issues today, and why does each one appear so intractable? Despite the material wealth and prosperity that is possible in our society, why do we feel as if we are standing on the brink of an abyss?