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7.15.14 – What Should The Economy Be For?

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Where: Schlafly Bottleworks
7260 Southwest Ave.
Maplewood, MO 63143
314-241-2337

When: Tuesday, July 15, 6:30 to 8:30pm

Initially, the economy arose to meet human needs. Today, the economic system is built around maximizing profits, regardless of whether or not human needs are satisfied. Profits (i.e., revenues above what’s needed to cover costs) are the basic motive, sometimes at the expense of harming the environment that sustains us, animals, others, or even ourselves. Change, even for the better, can be difficult. One option is to put our money where our mouth is by investing our earnings in businesses that operate sustainably. Similarly, shareholders can have voices in advocating for environmental, social, and economic responsibility. Other options include starting up your own social enterprise or participating in a sharing economy. Commemorate the storming of the Bastille by joining us to raise a glass to a more useful role for the economy in human lives.

$3 suggested donation