WHEN WALL STREET MANAGES MAIN STREET: SHINING LIGHT ON THE SHADOW BANKING SYSTEM with Eileen Appelbaum and Rosemary Batt

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In Private Equity at Work, a groundbreaking analysis of a hotly contested business model, Economist Eileen Appelbaum and Professor Rosemary Batt show that Private Equity firms’ financial strategies are designed to extract maximum value from the companies they buy and sell, often to the detriment of those companies and their employees and suppliers. These actions often lead to financial distress and a disproportionate focus on cost-cutting, outsourcing, and wage and benefit losses for workers, especially if they are unionized.

CAN NEW ENGLAND FEED ITSELF?: A “NEW ENGLAND FOOD VISION” with Prof. Brian Donahue and friends

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What does it mean to “buy local”? What’s our vision for supporting local farmers and fishers, engaging in sustainable agriculture and fisheries, and changing our broken food system?

Come join us as Professor Brian Donahue of Brandeis University presents A New England Food Vision, a collaborative report that considers the future of our region. The Vision calls for New England to reach a bold goal of producing at least 50% of our food by 2060 – food that will be clean, fair, just and accessible for all.

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