Upcoming this week: The Making Of A Democratic Economy- November 14th in Chase!


KellyLecture-email-600x600-10.1.18The New Economy Law Center presents “The Making of a Democratic Economy” with speaker Marjorie Kelly, Senior Fellow and Executive Vice President of The Democracy Collaborative. At a time when the nation is hungry for a positive vision for our economy – when 71 percent of Americans say they believe the economic system is rigged against them – Marjorie Kelly offers a compelling vision of the emerging alternative: a Democratic Economy, one tilted toward the common good. Kelly will explain how to build a Democratic Economy to meet the essential needs of all persons, to balance human consumption with the regenerative capacity of the earth, and to be responsive to the voices and concerns of ordinary people. Come learn about building shared prosperity aligned with environmental sustainability. Join us for a light reception before the lecture!

November 14, 2018 from 5:15 PM to 6:30 PM in the Jonathon B. Chase Center

Can’t make it in person? Watch live at https://www.vermontlaw.edu/live.

Corporations Are People Too (And They Should Act Like It)


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With an analysis sure to challenge the assumptions of both progressives and conservatives, Greenfield explores corporations’ claims to constitutional rights and the foundational conflicts about their obligations in society. He argues that a blanket opposition to corporate personhood is misguided, since it is consistent with both the purpose of corporations and the Constitution itself that corporations can claim rights at least some of the time. The problem with Citizens United is not that corporations have a right to speak, but for whom they speak. The solution is not to end corporate personhood but to require corporations to act more like citizens. Anyone interested in the role of corporations in our political system should come to this talk on the day Yale University Press releases his new book on this topic.

Co-Sponsored by the Business Law Society

Watch the archived live-stream footage here: https://livestream.com/vermontlawschool/events/8425545

 

Zephyr Teachout speaks about Transforming Politics


https://livestream.com/vermontlawschool/new-economy-forum/videos/166241450

With the upcoming midterms and so much energy put into politics, I thought it a good time to revisit the 4th talk in the Fall 2017 New Economy Law and Policy Forum. In it, Zephyr Teachout focuses on campaign finance and other reforms needed to transform politics in the US.  For more resources about campaign finance reform, please visit our associated web pages.

Gar Alperovitz talks about The New Economy and the Quietly Emerging Next System


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People are demanding change: a change to our politics, a change to our environment, a change to our economy. This fall you and your students have the opportunity to interact with leaders in the field – such as Gus Speth, former Vermont Gov. Madeleine Kunin, Frances Moore Lappe, Zephyr Teachout, Gar Alperovitz, and others – to discuss successful solutions to crafting the next steps in this country, and the greater world. I invite you to explore the four upcoming events this fall in our New Economy Law and Policy Forum at: http://go.vermontlaw.edu/new-economy-forum

You may attend in person, or via livestream, for free.  So please join us however you can, encourage your students to attend, and share with your networks.