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Author Event: People Get Ready

March 16, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm



The Institute for Policy Studies and the Democracy Collaborative are excited to co-sponsor this free lunchtime talk and discussion with Robert McChesney and John Nichols, authors of the new book People Get Ready: The Fight Against a Jobless Economy and a Citizenless Democracy. 

Will technological progress translate into broader shared prosperity or increasingly precarious labor and increasingly concentrated wealth?  Will digital communication help to rebuild a more effective democracy, or cement corporate control?  The answers to these questions depend on whether we can organize to build a new economy that democratizes what should be a shared technological inheritance, rather than letting the forces of monopoly control reappropriate the digital commons.


Robert W. McChesney is the Gutgsell Endowed Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the author or editor of 23 books.

John Nichols, a pioneering political blogger, has written The Nation ‘s Online Beat since 1999, is their National Affairs correspondent, and contributing writer for  The Progressive and In These Times.


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