Venue Details

25 Star Starred
Historic Hoover Theatre
Near the corner of Naglee Ave. 1635 Park Ave. San Jose, CA 95126
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3.8 / 5 Rated by 4 members
Review from kolibri43

His presentation was too short and had too many references of interesting points to his book. He also didn't fully respond to the questions from the audience. I was disappointed.

reviewed Jan 07 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member

I thought he was excellent. Very well spoken, with a tremendous sense of humor. He shared parts of his personal life with us, as well. Very entertaining.

reviewed Jan 07 2010 report as inappropriate
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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.

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