Wednesday, March 5, 8:30am
Crawford Family Forum, Pasadena
 
After years of TV and radio coverage, gallons of newsprint ink, and billions of scholarly opinions on the blogosphere, do we really understand the financial engineering that brought the global economy to the brink? Writing for the layperson who wouldn't know a "bond" from an "option," and those who believe that a "future" is when we'll be living on Mars, veteran journalist Paddy Hirsch takes us through the labyrinthine world of our financial system and shows us what very nearly caused its demise.

In his book, Man vs. Markets, Paddy - senior producer of American Public Media’s Marketplace and acknowledged Whiteboard Guru - clearly explains and defines the instruments that power our economy and proves it’s not impossible to understand the machinations of Wall Street. And he shows how most international financial transactions aren't very different from those we all have every day in stores, in car dealerships, even on the playgrounds of Main Street.

You can join Paddy and KPCC’s business reporter Ben Bergman as they talk economics – pure and simple - at the Crawford Family Forum. If you are financially under-educated, an everyday investor, a serious student of finance and economics, or just a fan of Paddy’s, don’t miss it!
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Ben Bergman, host
Business reporter for KPCC/Southern California Public Radio
@thebenbergman

Paddy Hirsch

Author of Man vs. Markets: Economics Explained (Plain and Simple) and a senior producer at American Public Media's business radio program, Marketplace. He is the creator of the acclaimed and popular Marketplace Whiteboard, which was a Webby honoree in 2009, and has been featured on network and public broadcast television. He recently completed a Knight Fellowship in Journalism at Stanford University.
@paddyhirsch

@KPCCforum

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