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The Deficit Myth : Money , Taxes , and Deficit Spending
Steven Hail , Torrens University Australia & Bennington College The Deficit Myth , a 2020 New York Times bestseller by Stephanie Kelton , former chief economist for the U . S . Senate Budget Committee , brought a new school of thought called Modern Monetary Theory ( MMT ) to the attention of the public , the media , and the political class . Journalist David Cay Johnston described it as “ simply the most important book I ’ ve ever read .” Steven Hail , a close colleague of Kelton ’ s , will provide an accessible and entertaining introduction to MMT , dispel the myth that federal deficits create a burden for the next generation , and discuss the implications of The Deficit Myth for policymakers in an era of polycrises .
Tuesday , October 10 / 5:30-7 pm
Southern Vermont Arts Center or via livestream
A Mountain of Treasure : The Story of the Equinox Preserve
Shawn Harrington , Manchester Historical Society Mount Equinox ( 3,816 feet ) is part of the northernmost sweep of the Taconic Mountains and is considered one of the most important natural areas in the state . Part of the largest rich northern hardwood forest in New England , over 900 acres is protected and under the management of Equinox Preservation Trust . Join us as the Manchester Historical Society and Equinox Preservation Trust explore its history and its importance in protecting biodiversity . Rich Heilemann and Rick LaDue , representing EPT , will join Shawn Harrington in this presentation . There will be a hike to Equinox Pond following the talk . Come dressed in clothing suitable for hiking on wooded trails .
Sunday , October 15 1-2:30 pm talk 2:30 pm hike to Equinox Pond
Burr and Burton Academy , Bell Tower Room at Founders Hall
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MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival
For one week this fall over 100,000 film lovers will gather in over 500 cities across six continents for one reason ... to view and vote on the ten short films ( 18 minutes and under ) in the 26th Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival .
The 10 MANHATTAN SHORT finalists hail from eight countries with films from Australia , Afghanistan , Finland , Iran , Switzerland , United Kingdom , and Canada alongside three short films from the USA .
Saturday , October 7 7-9:30 pm Riley Center for the Arts at Burr and Burton Academy
Tickets are $ 12
For more information and to register , visit greenmtnacademy . org or call ( 802 ) 867-0111 .
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