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Friday: Matt Miller at RAND

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Author, radio personality, and public intellectual Matt Miller brings his book tour to RAND in Santa Monica this Friday, June 25, 2010.Miller is the host and "center" of the KCRW-produced NPR affairs program, "Left, Right, and Center."He's also a California-based senior fellow of the Center for American Progress.Miller's latest book is titled, The Tyranny of Dead Ideas.Teaser text at his website says, essentially, that politicians are fighting a previous economic war, instead of the one upon us and the ones coming soon. Miller's site posits that a new prosperity is possible, but not until the nation's leaders recognize that the following ideas are no longer applicable: 
  • Our kids will earn more than we do
  • Free trade is always good, no matter who gets hurt
  • Employers should be responsible for health coverage
  • Taxes hurt the economy
  • Schools are a local matter
  • Money follows merit
An excerpt from the book is here.More information about the lecture is here.And information about Coro, the sponsor of the event, is here.Photo Credit: The image accompanying this post was taken by Flickr user Alejandro Fernandez. It was used under Creative Commons license.

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