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A Century of Challenges: Understanding the Credit Crisis

  • 09/11/2010
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Birmingham Unitarian Church


  • Free registration; donations appreciated.

Speaker Nicole Foss will come to the Detroit area Sept. 11 to explain the state of the economy. Foss, who recently completed a speaking tour of Europe, has studied energy policy and finance for the past fifteen years.

Foss will explains in plain language the economic and social challenges of the financial crisis, including the future of taxes, unemployment, housing prices, business sales, and investments.

During the multimedia presentation, Foss uses common sense to explore complex energy issues from oil supply to renewables, the unsustainable structure of the banking system, the irrationality of market behavior, credit bubbles, inflation and deflation, interest rates, agriculture subsidies and farm markets, globalization, and the potential for geopolitical conflict.

Foss concludes with sensible tips and strategies for individuals, businesses, and government officials to address uncertain times.

Foss has been a biologist and environmental consultant, a lawyer, a research fellow at the Oxford Institute of Energy Studies, and president of a renewable energy grid connection company. She is the former editor of "The Oil Drum" Canada and currently edits a web site called "The Automatic Earth".

"I'm a big picture person," says Foss. "I try to integrate everything that I've done into my talks."

Foss's speaking schedule includes confirmed venues in Grand Rapids, Muskegon, Bloomfield Hills, Chelsea, Hastings, Wayland, Middleville, and Bear Lake. Tentatively, additional events in Marquette, Traverse City, Ann Arbor, and Detroit are planned.

Foss's appearance is arranged by Aaron Wissner, president of Local Future, a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization, along with local volunteer coordinators and non-profit partners.

Sponsored by Transition Oakland County and the Social Justice Committees of Birmingham Unitarian Church and Paint Creek UU Congregation

This event is free to the public. Suggested donation is $10-$20. All are welcome; no one will be turned away if they are unable to make a donation. All the details for Mrs. Foss’s tour are here: www.localfuture.org/stoneleigh.htm

Reservations are appreciated; visit www.localfuture.org.

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