Author Barbara Ehrenreich (Nickel & Dimed) Speaks in Palo Alto
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The last date listed for Author Barbara Ehrenreich was Saturday October 24, 2009 / 2:00pm.
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Barbara Ehrenreich is the author of the best-selling Nickel & Dimed and the new Bright-sided: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America.
We’ve been told that positivity is the key to success and prosperity, but Ehrenreich debunks the myths of positive thinking and exposes its ugly downside.
Ehrenreich traces the strange history of positivity in American culture and calls for a return to realism. She discusses how irrational optimism has resulted in disaster, especially in the business community where refusal to consider such negative outcomes – like mortgage defaults – contributed directly to the current economic crisis.