"Rise of the Monopolists" - David Cay Johnston

Fri, 06/14/2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Why the Few Get Rich While Your Paycheck Shrinks

David Cay Johnston is the Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist, formerly with the New York Times and author of The Fine Print: How Big Companies Use Plain English to Rob You Blind.

America is marketed as the land of opportunity where anyone with a great idea, a work ethic, and a bit of luck can get rich. But the reality is this:  he already very rich have for three decades quietly built barriers to make sure they can earn huge profits with help from the politicians their campaign contributions put into office; and no one can compete against them.

While major news organizations cover the glitz, they have missed telling you the major economic stories unfolding in the public record.

Location: First Unitarian Church; SW 12th Avenue and Salmon, Portland
Admission: $5 - 20 donation requested; no one will be turned away.
Sponsored by: Economic Justice Action Group of First Unitarian Church
Co-sponsored by: Alliance for Democracy, Oregon Center for Public Policy, KBOO Community Radio

More information about his KBOO sponsored event may be found at:  www.afd-pdx.org.

Contact name: 
David Delk; President, Alliance for Democracy


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