[URPE] Cheap motels email blurb
programs at populareconomics.org
Wed Oct 17 11:46:57 MDT 2007
Class Action, the Center for Popular Economics, the Labor Center at UMass Amherst, and Food for Thought Books present:
Race, class, and inequality in the U.S. :
Economist Michael D. Yates discusses his new book Cheap Motels & a Hot Plate
at Food for Thought Books
106 North Pleasant Street, Amherst
Wednesday, October 24, 7pm
The road trip is a staple of modern American literature. But nowhere in American literature, until now, has a left-wing economist hit the road, observing and interpreting the extraordinary range and spectacle of U.S. life, bringing out its conflicts and contradictions with humor and insight. Disillusioned with academic life after thirty-two years teaching economics, Michael D. Yates took early retirement in 2001. He and his wife Karen sold their house, got rid of their belongings, and have moved around the country since then, often spending months at a time on the road. Cheap Motels and a Hot Plate is both an account of their adventures and a penetrating examination of work and inequality, race and class, alienation and environmental degradation in the small towns and big cities of the contemporary United States .
For more info call (413) 253-5432, or visit www.foodforthoughtbooks.com.
food for thought books
106 n. pleasant st.
amherst, ma 01002
a worker-owned collective bookstore since 1976
"The only dream worth having, I told her, is to dream that you will live
while you're alive and die only when you're dead... To love. To be loved.
To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the
unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek
joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never
simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect
strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try and understand. To
never look away. And never, never to forget."
-Arundhati Roy, "The End of Imagination"
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