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November 17, 2023

Fall Issue Now Available

Financial History, Issue 147Thursday, November 9, 2023

Check out the latest issue of Financial History, available for FREE as a full-color digital edition! Highlights include:

A Whale of a Tale: The History of Venture Investing in the United States

Taming the Street: Set a Thief to Catch a Thief

The 1907 Stringency Crisis in Canada

Sandy Gottesman: A Whale of a Value Investor and Philanthropist

Liberty Lost: The Growth Diamond Model

The "Insanity" of the Susan B. Anthony Dollar

Developing the American System of Manufacturing

The Personal Finances of Presidents, Part 5: James Monroe

Book Review: A History of American Business Cycles

MoAF/Fordham Financial Issues Forum (Virtual)

Daron Acemoglu on "Power and Progress: Our Thousand-Year Struggle Over Technology and Prosperity"
Friday, December 1, 2023 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

A thousand years of history and contemporary evidence make one thing clear: progress depends on the choices we make about technology. New ways of organizing production and communication can either serve the narrow interests of an elite or become the foundation for widespread prosperity. Join us for a presentation by MIT Economics Professor Daron Acemoglu, co-author of Power and Progress, as he demonstrates that the path of technology was once—and may again be—brought under control. The authors’ bold reinterpretation of economics and history in this groundbreaking book provide the vision needed to redirect innovation so it again benefits most people.

This program is free, but advance registration is required. Registered guests will receive the link prior to the program. Register today.

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Rob Arnott, In Conversation with Consuelo Mack, on "Myths and Opportunities in Uncertain Markets"
Tuesday, October 24, 2023 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Financial thought leader and Research Affiliates’ Founder Rob Arnott identifies major market myths—on inflation, value investing and the supposedly passive nature of index funds—and the investment opportunities they are creating, in this wide-ranging discussion with Consuelo Mack, Executive Producer of public television’s Consuelo Mack WealthTrack.

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Joseph Calandro, Jr. on "The Credit Cycle: Challenges & Solutions"
Thursday, September 28, 2023 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Joe Calandro profiles the US credit cycle and the challenges it poses, along with a perspective on where we seem to be in the cycle today. His analysis suggests that the current credit cycle of waves of progressively higher inflation and interest rates will present strategic risks and opportunities that will increasingly have to be dealt with.

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Diana B. Henriques on "Taming the Street"
Thursday, September 21, 2023 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Award-winning financial journalist Diana Henriques speaks on her latest book, Taming the Street: The Old Guard, the New Deal and FDR's Fight to Regulate American Capitalism. Henriques describes how President Franklin D. Roosevelt battled to regulate Wall Street in the wake of the 1929 stock market crash and the ensuing Great Depression. She takes the audience back to a time when America’s financial landscape was a jungle ruled by the titans of vast wealth, largely unrestrained by government.

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Leon Cooperman, in Conversation with Mario Gabelli, on "From The Bronx To Wall Street"
Thursday, September 7, 2023 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Wall Street legend Leon Cooperman speaks on his new book, From The Bronx To Wall Street: My Fifty Years in Finance and Philanthropy, in conversation with Mario Gabelli, chairman and CEO of GAMCO Investors, Inc.

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