Dylan Ratigan is leading town hall events in various cities to help spur the establishment of a job creation movement. The goal is to push for policies that foster higher employment than the ones we’ve seen over the last thirty years, which instead promoted financialization, the use of consumer debt to paper over lack of wage growth, asset inflation and speculation, and increasing income and wealth disparity.
Ratigan wants to create a dialogue among key political groups, including ordinary citizens, investors, small business operators, and corporate leaders. His sessions will focus on four issues, as he outlined in in the Huffington Post:
Promote “fair trade” not “free trade”
Require banks to focus on lending, rather than gambling or parking funds in Treasuries
Rein in health care and college tuition costs
Reform the tax code
These meetings will start with his session at 7:00 PM tonight, which will be streamed live below, in Seneca Falls, New York, the birthplace of the women’s suffrage movement and where George Bailey’s bank (in It’s a Wonderful Life) was located.
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