This is a repeating eventfebruary 28, 2023 12:00 pm
Tuesdays With TED: Is Capitalism Broken?
tue14feb12:00 pmtue1:00 pmTuesdays With TED: Is Capitalism Broken?In-person at Trailside12:00 pm - 1:00 pm 4700 Dublin Ave., Midland, MI 48642
Tuesdays with TED Is Capitalism Broken? Feb 14 • 12-1 pm In-person at Trailside Feb 28 • 12-1 pm Online via Zoom/Dial-in The nonprofit TED, standing for Technology, Entertainment, Design,
Tuesdays with TED
Is Capitalism Broken?
Feb 14 • 12-1 pm
In-person at Trailside
Feb 28 • 12-1 pm
Online via Zoom/Dial-in
The nonprofit TED, standing for Technology, Entertainment, Design, offers knowledge and inspiration from the world’s foremost thinkers under the moniker “ideas worth spreading” free online. These talks give access to the world’s most inspiring voices, discussing a vast range of themes. Join educator Mike Trebilcock on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month during lunch to watch a TED talk (typically 10-20 minutes each) and participate in lively discussion about the ideas presented.
The dirty secret of capitalism — and a new way forward
Rising inequality and growing political instability are the direct result of decades of bad economic theory, says entrepreneur Nick Hanauer. In a visionary talk, he dismantles the mantra that “greed is good” — an idea he describes as not only morally corrosive, but also scientifically wrong — and lays out a new theory of economics powered by reciprocity and cooperation.
What capitalism gets right — and governments get wrong
Is capitalism a good thing? Journalist Katherine Mangu-Ward makes the case that “weirdos” left alone to innovate and explore far-out ideas in a free market system are our best hope for the future. She asks us to reconsider our qualms about capitalism, failure and corporate death, analyzing the recent history of General Motors and Facebook to illustrate why we’re better off with a lot less government intervention.
A moral blueprint for reimagining capitalism
We know capitalism exacerbates injustice and inequality worldwide. So how can we fix it? Professor and social entrepreneur Manish Bhardwaj thinks we need to integrate “moral clarity” — which he defines as “doing the right thing because it is right, and not from fear of sanction or in expectation of reward” — into society at a foundational level.
Please note: TED is again concurrent with lunch. If you would like to get a meal the day of the program, please be sure to register for your meal by 9 am the day of the program or on the form below. Be sure to arrive prior to the program start time, by between 11:30 and 11:45 am to begin lunch.
Reserve your spot below or by calling 989-633-3700! Online registration is available up until 2 hours prior to the program start time. If you are attempting to register less than 2 hours prior, please call 989-633-3700 for assistance.
(Tuesday) 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm