7:00 p.m., Wednesday, 30 November 2011, at the Gnus Room bookstore/café in Auburn, Alabama
Co-Editor Charles Johnson and major contributor Roderick Long to the book Markets Not Capitalism (2011) will be at The Gnus Room for a discussion of the topics addressed in the book. The economic crisis needs fresh new responses, which emphasize the ways in which poverty and economic inequality have resulted from collusion between government and big business, which has enriched a few corporate giants at the expense of the rest of us. Rather than turning back to politics, the authors argue that working people must begin to free themselves of the mistakes of the past, and work together to take back control over their own lives and livelihoods through individual freedom, mutual exchange, and nonviolent grassroots social activism.
I found an amazing chart that vindicates Kevin Carson. In the far lower right corner among the construction projects of mankind is listed “US Interstate Highway System – $465,970,000,000”. It is greater than the combined cost of the NASA moon landing and the international space station, and clearly blows everything else in that section out of the water.
More about the Gnu’s Room event here.