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          Guest For THURSDAY NOVEMBER 19, 2009

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                                               GUEST:

 

                                    CLIFF COBB

 

 

  

 

                                      

 

                        Robert Schalkenbach Foundation

                   Publisher of Henry George and Related Work - Grantmaker for Economic Justice

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                                                               Henry George

Henry George

              Robert Schalkenbach Foundation

 

                                      Editor:

                            "After the Crash -

                    

     

            Designing a Depression-Free Economy"

 

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         "Why Global Poverty? A Companion Guide

 

  

                  to the Film: "The End of Poverty ?"

                                  (Think Again)

                            www.theendofpoverty.com

 

                                cliff.cobb@gmail.com

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The program can be viewed in its entirety by clicking the you tube link below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jas9Sx3mGP8 - CLIFF COBB

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More about CLIFF COBB & The Film" "The End of Poverty ?

CLIFFORD COBB

Clifford Cobb has been a member of the Robert Schalkenbach Foundation board since 1997, except

for fiscal year ending June 2003. During the period from November 2000 through July 2001, he

served as the foundation's interim Executive Director. In conjunction with Joseph Giacalone, Mr. Cobb edited The Path to Justice: Following in the Footsteps of Henry George in 2001. This book is based on the Henry George lecture series at St. John's University.
 

Since 1994, Mr. Cobb has served as a senior fellow at Redefining Progress (RP), a nonprofit

organization in Oakland, California that advocates alternative methods of economic measurement

and environmental policies based on sound economic principles. At RP, Mr. Cobb developed the

Genuine Progress Indicator (a measure of national economic welfare). He is also the author of "The

Roads Aren't Free: Estimating the Full Social Costs of Driving and the Effects of Accurate Pricing".

Mr. Cobb and Craig Rixford published two papers on the history of indicators in an attempt to encourage

the recent "community indicators movement" to shift from descriptive to problem-solving measures:

"Competing Paradigms in the the History of Social Indicators"

<http://rprogress.org/pubs/pdf/SocIndHist.pdf>.

With Jonathan Rowe, Mr. Cobb published "The worst tax: how payroll taxes have hurt America's working

class" in the Washington Monthly. (The basic thesis: taxes in the 20th century have became increasingly

regressive as they were levied on work rather than unearned wealth.) With Mr. Rowe and Ted Halstead,

he is the author of "If the GDP is Up, Why is America Down?" which was published by The Atlantic

Monthly in October 1995.
 

In a previous lifetime (i.e., a decade ago), Mr. Cobb wrote a book entitled Responsive Schools,

Renewed Communities (ICS Press, 1992), in which he argued that school vouchers should be

supported by communitarians. He has also studied and received a master's degree in public policy.
 

At present, Mr. Cobb is researching competing Christian traditions regarding property rights from the

formation of ancient Israel through early modern times. In addition, he is investigating ancient and

medieval conceptions of charity and justice in Europe and Asia in an attempt to shed light on modern

notions of poverty and the legitimacy of property rights.

Mr. Cobb lives in Sacramento.

 

SYNOPSIS

Global poverty did not just happen. It began with military conquest, slavery and colonization that resulted in the seizure of land, minerals and forced labor. Today, the problem persists because of unfair debt, trade and tax policies -- in other words, wealthy countries taking advantage of poor, developing countries.

Renowned actor and activist, Martin Sheen, narrates The End of Poverty?, a feature-length documentary directed by award-winning director, Philippe Diaz, which explains how today's financial crisis is a direct consequence of these unchallenged policies that have lasted centuries. Consider that 20% of the planet's population uses 80% of its resources and consumes 30% more than the planet can regenerate. At this rate, to maintain our lifestyle means more and more people will sink below the poverty line.

Filmed in the slums of Africa and the barrios of Latin America, The End of Poverty? features expert insights from: Nobel prize winners in Economics, Amartya Sen and Joseph Stiglitz; acclaimed authors Susan George, Eric Toussaint, John Perkins, Chalmers Johnson; university professors William Easterly and Michael Watts; government ministers such as Bolivia's Vice President Alvaro Garcia Linera and the leaders of social movements in Brazil, Venezuela, Kenya and Tanzania . It is produced by Cinema Libre Studio in collaboration with the Robert Schalkenbach Foundation.

Can we really end poverty within our current economic system? Think again.

The film has been selected to over 25 international film festivals and will be released in theatres in November 2009. Directed by Philippe Diaz, produced by Cinema Libre Studio with the Robert Schalkenbach Foundation, 104mins, 2008, USA, documentary in English, Spanish, French with English Subtitles.

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About the Film" "The End ogf Poverty ?"

Short Version:

The End of Poverty? is a daring, thought-provoking and very timely documentary by award-winning

filmmaker, Philippe Diaz, revealing that poverty is not an accident. It began with military conquest,

slavery and colonization that resulted in the seizure of land, minerals and forced labor. Today, global

poverty has reached new levels because of unfair debt, trade and tax policies -- in other words, wealthy

countries exploiting the weaknesses of poor, developing countries.

The End of Poverty? asks why today 20% of the planet's population uses 80% of its resources and

consumes 30% more than the planet can regenerate?

The film has been selected to over 25 international film festivals and will be released in theatres in

November 2009. Directed by Philippe Diaz, produced by Cinema Libre Studio with the Robert

Schalkenbach Foundation, 104mins, 2008, USA, documentary in English, Spanish, French with English

Subtitles.



 

 

 

 

 
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                                 Thursday November 19, 2009

                                 10:30 - 11:30 AM  / (NYC Time)

                 Channel 34 of the Time/Warner & Channel 82 of the RCN 
                       Cable Television Systems in Manhattan, New York.

The Program can now be viewed on the internet at time of cable casting at

                                              www.mnn.org

                  NOTE: You must adjust viewing to reflect NYC time

                                          & click on channel 34 at site

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