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The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich, Tuesday, July 12th, 11:45am – 1:00pm (start time approximate) at Senior Services Building, 4700 Dublin Ave.

Technology is advancing in leaps and bounds – and so is economic inequality, says writer Chrystia Freeland.  In an impressioned talk, she charts the rise of a new class of plutocrats (those who are extremely powerful because they are extremely wealthy), and suggests that globalization and new technology are actually fueling, rather than closing, the global income gap.  Freeland lays out three problems with plutocracy…and one glimmer of hope.

The nonprofit TED standing for Technology, Entertainment, Design, offers knowledge and inspiration from the world’s foremost thinkers in video presentations online for free. Their Mission: Spreading Ideas. Join educator Tom Lowrey on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month during lunch to watch a TED talk (typically 10-20 minutes each) and participate in lively discussion about the ideas presented. Call ahead to reserve your spot and register for lunch at 633-3700. Aim to arrive by 11:30am in Trailside and after your table is called, take your lunch into Room 160. Lunches are by donation to those over 60 or $5 for those under 60.