Raj Patel, Author of The Value of Nothing, at The Commonwealth Club
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The last date listed for Raj Patel, Author of The Value of Nothing was Thursday January 7, 2010 / 7:00pm.
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Raj Patel – Author of _Stuffed and Starved and T_he Value of Nothing – How to Reshape Market Society and Redefine Democracy.
If economics is about choices, who gets to make them? Activist and academic, Patel describes how prices often mislead us and reveals the hidden costs of goods.
To show just how the free market and corporations distort price and value, Patel suggest that the true price of a hamburger is $200 if we factor the hidden environment and health costs.
He offers a timely critique of our present political system and argues that in order to understand our current economic crisis, we need to rethink our very meaning of democracy by rebalancing society and limiting markets.