On Fri., Nov. 7, at 7:00 p.m., at King's Books in Tacoma (218 St. Helens Ave.), UFPPC will sponsor a free lecture on "The Coming Economic Showdown over Climate Change" by Dr. Peter Dorman of The Evergreen State College in Olympia.[1]  --  Dr. Dorman holds a 1987 Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Massachusetts, and teaches economics, environmental policy, environmental studies, labor studies, political economy, political philosophy, public health, public policy, statistics.  --  Dorman challenges orthodox positions on free trade, and his name is often mentioned as a leading heterodox economist (e.g. by Christopher Hayes, who in "Hip Heterodoxy" (The Nation, May 24, 2007) speaks of Dorman's "gentle, bearded air")....

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WHAT:  "The Coming Economic Showdown over Climate Change" -- a lecture
WHO:  Dr. Peter Dorman of The Evergreen State College
WHEN:  Friday, November 7, 2008 -- 7:00 p.m.
WHERE:  King's Books, 218 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma, WA 98402

Dr. Peter Dorman, economist at The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA, is the author of Markets and Mortality: Economics, Dangerous Work, and the Value of Human Life (Cambridge University Press, 1996).  Dr. Dorman earned his Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts in 1987.  He says:  “I have worked on climate change as part of the research team that issued a report last year on the impact of CC on WA, as a consultant to Sightline Institute in Seattle monitoring the Western Climate Initiative, and as a member of Economists for Equity and the Environment, a national research network.  I am a co-blogger at EconoSpeak.”  He has written a number of books on child labor, workers’ rights, and the workplace in general.  He teaches economics, environmental policy, environmental studies, labor studies, political economy, political philosophy, public health, public policy, and statistics at TESC.