Were You Born on the Wrong Continent?

“Were you born on the wrong continent?” now in paperback!

From the New Press… Tired of working ’til you drop and not going anywhere? Try to imagine your life in a full-blown European social democracy—especially the German version. In an idiosyncratic, entertaining travelogue written in a “chatty, anecdotal style [that’s] appealingly digressive and winning” (Publishers Weekly), Thomas Geoghegan explains the appeal of “boring” Germany, where workers sit as(…)

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Lecture Tonight at East-West University

Tom will present a lecture titled “We’re Deep in Debt – What Would Keynes Do?” as part of the East-West Perspectives lecture series on Tue., Jan. 18, 2011 in the Fourth Floor Auditorium at East-West University, 816 S. Michigan Ave., in Chicago. The event begins with a reception at 6:30 p.m. followed by the lecture at 7:00 p.m. Admission is free, and the event is open to the public.

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Spectrum Culture

Since nothing breeds change like ambitions born of discontent, maybe, if he rattles up enough readers with notions of a better way of living, Geoghegan will eventually succeed in bringing us a few steps closer to his European dream. That would be nice. And even if he doesn’t, we’ll start to think twice about defining happiness and well-being via GDP statistics – a definite and resoundingly human step in the right direction.

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