Money, it is said, makes the world go around. And nowhere does it have more impact than in Washington, ground zero for a series of political death cage matches that center on money and the country’s financial health: The debt ceiling. The budget. Trade Wars. Entitlements. Defense. The threats are apocalyptic, even if familiar.
Meanwhile, economic signals are mixed. While the stock market soars, setting new highs, the economy swings, bobbing up before slowing once again. Although the consensus outlook of financial analysts remains optimistic, worrisome trends escalate. U.S. factory output sputters. New orders for durable goods have slipped. So have housing starts. The auto industry announces layoffs almost daily.
In the face of these mounting travails, all of which will have an impact on your financial health, former Reagan budget chief and supply-side economics czar, David Stockman will join historian and author Jonathan Alter to discuss the unexploded economic grenades at a 3 p.m. August 20 “Conversation On the Green,” the interactive Town Hall series at St. John’s Parish Hall in Washington, CT.
In the face of these mounting travails, all of which will impact your financial health, former Reagan budget chief and supply-side economics czar, David Stockman will join author and MSNBC analyst Jonathan Alter to discuss the monetary landmines ahead at a 3 p.m. August 20 “Conversations on the Green,” the interactive Town Hall series at St. John’s Parish Hall in Washington, CT.
A celebrated iconoclast who is considered the ultimate Washington wise man despite his penchant for zesty financial straight talk that defies classic left- and right-wing models, David Stockman was a Michigan member of the U.S. House of Representatives who became a household name as the director of the Office of Management and Budget under President Reagan. After leaving the Reagan administration, he became a managing director of Salomon Brothers and for 20 years was a leading light of Wall Street. An apostle of supply side economics” while in Washington, he reversed course, became a so-called debt scold and penned “The Triumph of Politics: How the Reagan Revolution Failed,” which was published in 1986 by Harper & Row. His most recent book is “Trumped! A Nation on the Brink of Ruin . . . And How to Bring It Back,” which was published in October.
A veteran journalist, Jonathan Alter is an NBC News analyst, historian, award winning author and radio host. Informed by a lifelong study of presidential history and tradition, he is a respected voice for accountability and common sense. He was a Newsweek columnist from 1983 until 2011, penning more than 50 cover stories, has written three New York Times best-sellers about American presidents and is a contributing correspondent to NBC News, often appearing on NBC, MSNBC, and CNBC. His most recent book, published four years ago, is The Center Holds: Obama and his Enemies. He is also, with his wife, Emily Lazar, and two of their children, Charlotte and Tommy, the co-host of “Alter Family Politics,” which airs Thursdays at 10 a.m. on RadioAndy, SiriusXM102.
All proceeds from the 3 p.m. event at St. John’s Parish Hall on Parsonage Lane in Washington benefit area charities: Greenwoods Counseling Referrals, which provides affordable or free mental health services to the area’s most vulnerable, Susan B. Anthony, which provides free crisis and support services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault; and New Milford Hospital, which serves thousands in the community.
Sunday, August 20, 3 – 4:30 pm
Tickets: Basic tickets: $45;
“Angels on the Green” tickets: $250 per person
(include preferred seating and the opportunity to
meet Messrs. Stockman and Alter at a special cocktail
reception at Grace Mayflower Inn & Spa immediately
following the “Conversation.”
Dinner at Grace Mayflower Inn & Spa: After the reception, there will be a dinner at Grace Mayflower Inn & Spa. Available exclusively to our attendees, the dinner includes a 3-course gourmet meal for $88.50 per person, including wine, gratuity and taxes.
St. John’s Church – Parish Hall
9 Parsonage Lane