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Friday, May 25, 2012

Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich explains the role of private equity, venture capital, and Bain in our economy and what the current debate over Bain Capital is really about. Plus: Paul Chappell, Peace Leadership Director for the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation and Iraq War veteran, continues the End of War series by talking about paths of peace; what the mild winter means for mosquitoes in the area; and a look at the Live Action Role-Playing subculture.

Robert Reich on the Role of Private Equity

Former labor secretary and professor of public policy at UC Berkeley, Robert Reich discusses the role of private equity - such as Bain Capital - in our economic system, and other news of the day.

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How To Read Early Election Polls

Sean Trende, senior elections analyst at Real Clear Politics, discusses some of the discrepancies in early presidential polling, and how best to understand the numbers.

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End of War: Veteran Paul Chappell on Peace

As part of our End of War series, Paul Chappell, peace leadership director for the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, Iraq War veteran, and author of Peaceful Revolution: How We Can Create the Future Needed for Humanity's Survival, discusses his own experience of war--and how that informs his ideas about how to get to peace.

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LARPing Along

Lizzie Stark, founder and editor of the literary journal Fringe, and the author of Leaving Mundania: Inside the Transformative World of Live Action Role-Playing Games, explains the world of Live Action Role-Playing games-- a kind of amalgam of improv, fantasy and historical reenactments.

→ EVENT: Book-signing at WORD: 126 Franklin Street, Brooklyn, NY | May 30 at 7 PM. More info here.  

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