Matt Taibbi and Nomi Prins in Conversation
From award-winning columnist MATT TAIBBI - the writer who shook the financial media world when he famously compared Goldman Sachs to "a great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity" in a Rolling Stone article - comes GRIFTOPIA, the dramatic story behind the most audacious power grab in American history.
Before becoming a whistleblower/journalist, NOMI PRINS worked on Wall Street as a managing director at Goldman Sachs, and ran the international analytics group at Bear Stearns in London. Her latest book is IT TAKES A PILLAGE: Behind the Bonuses, Bailouts, and Backroom Deals from Washington to Wall Street. She is a Senior Fellow at Demos.
The discussion will be followed by an audience Q&A and book signing with the authors.
Special musical performance by MICHAEL PENN.
Los Angeles Times Editor's Pick: http://tinyurl.com/237stqe
LAist interview: http://tinyurl.com/2bj82le
LA Weekly Pick of the Week: http://tinyurl.com/2eer7mn
A portion of the proceeds will benefit The Veterans Project.
The Veterans Project helps military veterans reintegrate into society when they come home.
Co-sponsored by American Speakeasy, The Soldiers Project, Demos, Drinking Liberally Los Angeles, Largo at the Coronet Theatre, Rare Bird, LA Progressive and Truthout.
American Speakeasy is a cultural revival fueled by artists, authors, performers, thinkers and doers. Its mission is to uplift the human condition via awareness, understanding and fun.
The Soldiers Project provides free and confidential psychological counseling to veterans, active duty personnel and their families.
Demos is a non-partisan public policy research and advocacy organization working in pursuit of a more equitable economy, a vibrant and inclusive democracy, an empowered public sector and responsible U.S. engagement in an interdependent world.
Drinking Liberally promotes democracy one pint at a time.
Largo at the Coronet Theatre (seating capacity: 280) is one of the premiere concert venues in Los Angeles.
Rare Bird is a Los Angeles-based literary events and PR company specializing in author/book promotions.
Michael Penn is a critically acclaimed singer/songwriter and film composer. In March 2007, Sony/Legacy released Palms & Runes, Tarot and Tea, a retrospective of his career.
Largo at the Coronet Theatre
366 N. La Cienega Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90048
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