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  • 1. A New Economic Story of ’’Money & Life’’ From a blog article by the same title . . . Powerpoint Templates Page 1
  • 2. A STORY ABOUT MONEY THAT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE Powerpoint Templates Page 2
  • 3. “Producer/director Katie Teague returns to her hometown of Roanoke Virginia, Thursday and Friday April 25th-26th as part of a national ten- city tour premiering her new feature-length documentary, "Money & Life". The event willpose a rare opportunity for audience members to weigh their communitys innovative potential through the filmmakers perspective in learning why her story about money is so vitally important for empowering civil transformation.” from A New Economic Story of “Money & Life” Powerpoint Templates Page 3
  • 4. The U.S. Productivity Farce Powerpoint Templates Page 4
  • 5. Richard Cook – “Economic Crisis” “Consequently though, and by the "early 1980s", "the federal government" was already acquiescing in its adoption of "economicpolicies" bringing about a "steady erosion of our manufacturing base, elimination of millions of skilled industrial jobs", an amassing of"household and individual debt", the "crumbling of our physical infrastructure", and widespread "privatization or elimination of public services" (Cook).” “The U.S. Political Leadership Has Failed” Powerpoint Templates Page 5
  • 6. Pedro da Costa – “The U.S. productivity farce “At the same time too, but not coincidentally and as the chart above reflects, "the benefits of" increasingproductivity over this same period began accruing not to the people, but rather "to the very wealthy" (da Costa).” Powerpoint Templates Page 6
  • 7. Wealth Inequality in America Powerpoint Templates Page 7
  • 8. Gar Alperovitz – “America Beyond Capitalism” “Yet, as insufferable as circumstantial conditions are becoming for a vast many Americans, economists dont necessarily foresee the overallscenario as leading to either a collapse, nor reform, of the economy as a whole. We "face a long term (and unusually structured) systemic crisis, notsimply a political crisis" (Alperovitz, 1) . . . "which is not easily described in conventional or classic terms: The system may not be capable of fundamental reform; but (its) also unlikely to collapse (Alperovitz, 2).” Powerpoint Templates Page 8
  • 9. Employment by Industry – Roanoke MSA“Consequently too, but inRoanoke this means that, in large part, social management isorchestrated through the coordinated efforts of its two leading industries, "Health Care and Social Assistance" and "Total Government" (Roanoke 21).” Powerpoint Templates Page 9
  • 10. Second vote on Huff Lane rezoning proposal approved “Coincidentally enough,and in a recent session, Roanokes City Council by a vote of 4 to 3(Smith) and despite both the planning commissions rejection and an abuttingneighborhoods petition, approved the sell of "a shuttered school" (Huff Lane Elementary) for "$1.7 million".” Powerpoint Templates Page 10
  • 11. If you don’t like capitalism & you don’t like socialism . . . “Four critical axioms underlie the democratic theory of a model that builds on the evolving forms and on structural principles appropriate also to the larger emerging challenges: [1] democratization of wealth; [2] community, both locally and in general, as a guiding theme; [3] decentralization in general; [4] and substantial but not complete forms of democratic planning in support of community, and to achieve longer term economic, democracy-building and ecological goals.” from Alperovitz/Dubb paper what do you want? – Gar Alperovitz and Steve Dubb Powerpoint Templates Page 11
  • 12. Transforming the local landscape . . . Money & Life – “A Story About Money That Will Change Your Life” Powerpoint Templates Produced and Directed by Katie Teague Page 12
  • 13. GroupEpignosisPresented by Brian McConnellEarth DayCelebrationGrandin Village - RoanokeApril 20, 2013