Class Lives is an anthology of narratives dramatizing the lived experience of class in America. It includes forty original essays from authors who represent a range of classes, genders, races, ethnicities, ages, and occupations across the United States. Born into poverty, working class, the middle class, and the owning class—and every place in between—the contributors describe their class journeys in narrative form, recounting one or two key stories that illustrate their growing awareness of class and their place, changing or stable, within the class system.
Greg went to Missouri for the Summer to see the GVCS in action first-hand and gain design and engineering experience. The result was a Summer he will not soon forget full of learning and adventure. Come hear stories, see pictures, and find out more about how we can work together to build and open, just, and resilient economy!
What happens when identity politics fall by the way side and we bring our whole selves, as convoluted as they may be, to our work?
Come hear panelists’ stories on how they have navigated various parts of their identities–as fathers, as children, as activists, as black, as women–in their work for social justice and equity.
Peter Barnes’ new book, With Liberty and Dividends For All, completely changes the discussion about inequality. Barnes argues that capitalism itself is the root cause of inequality — and that the solution lies in making common wealth dividends a property right of every legal U.S. resident. Under Barnes’ proposal, money for these dividends would come not from taxes but from wealth we own together, such as our atmosphere and our financial system. It’s an enlarged version of the approach used by Alaska since 1980 and first proposed by Thomas Paine in 1797. If implemented at scale, it could pay dividends to all Americans (including children) of up to $5,000 a year.