The Lamorinda Democratic Club's monthly meeting on Thursday, October 13, will feature Joshua Holland, the author of The Fifteen Biggest Lies about the Economy.
The meeting will be held at the Lafayette Library and Learning Center, 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd, in Lafayette. The club's social hour will begin at a new time of 7:00 p.m., with a business meeting at 7:15 p.m., and Holland's presentation to begin at 8 p.m. There is a $5 charge at the door to help the club cover meeting expenses.
By nearly every conceivable standard, the American economy has gotten steadily worse from the time Reagan took ofﬁce to the present. The anti-government, pro-corporate agenda has damaged our nation for too long, and yet, turn on Fox News and you'll ﬁnd them still hawking the same foolish theories, baseless accusations, and bald-faced lies.
The Fifteen Biggest Lies about the Economy dissects each malicious ﬁction to reveal how the Right is just plain wrong on the economy—wrong on jobs, wrong on the deﬁcit, wrong on taxes, wrong on trade. However, Holland goes beyond the most recent Republican talking points to explain the issues with the depth and nuance that you'll need to see through the nonsense rhetoric you're going to hear about the nation's economy for some time to come.
Joshua Holland is editor and senior staff writer at AlterNet. Based in San Francisco, Holland also edits AlterNet’s Corporations and Work and Immigration special coverage. He was the recipient of a 2005 Schumann Foundation grant for independent journalism, and has won two Project Censored Awards for AlterNet. Holland graduated from the University of Southern California’s School of International Relations, in security studies and international political economy.
During the LDC's business meeting prior to Holland's presentation, the club will hear from Lafayette Mayor Carl Anduri, who will provide an update about the Lafayette road situation and the "Fix Our Roads" Measure G parcel tax measure on the November ballot.