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National Week of Conversation: Crony Capitalism

April 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm PDT


April 7, 2019 at 5:00 – 6:30 pm ET/ 2:00 – 3:30 pm PT Pacific (adjust for your time zone) 





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Living Room Conversations are a conversational bridge across issues that divide and separate us. They provide an easy structure for engaging in friendly yet meaningful conversation. These conversations are open to anyone and everyone –  no prior training or experience is needed to participate. You may find that you have similar views to those in your conversation or you may find that you are as different as can be. It can be a valuable experience to let go of your expectations of what the conversation should be and focus on what it is in the moment. The National Week of Conversation topics have been chosen to encourage participation and allow for everyone to be able to share their own life experiences and viewpoints as well as actively listening to those of others.


Join us for a free online (using Zoom) Living Room Conversation on the topic of Crony Capitalism.


Cronyism is a term describing an economy in which success in business depends on close relationships between business people and government officials. It may be exhibited by favoritism in the distribution of legal permits, government grants, special tax breaks, etc. Cronyism is believed to arise when political cronyism spills over into the business world; self-serving friendships and family ties between businessmen and the government influence the economy and society to the extent that it corrupts public-serving economic and political ideals. Crony capitalism is a term describing an economy in which success in business depends on close relationships between business people and government officials.


Please see the conversation guide for this topic. Some of the questions explored include:



  • When it comes to the relationships between business and government, what are you most concerned about right now?

  • Where is it on your top-10 list? Why?


You will need a device with a webcam to participate (preferably a computer or tablet rather than a cell phone).


Please only sign up for a place in this conversation if you are 100% certain that you can join. If you need to cancel please return to Eventbrite to cancel your ticket at least 24-hours ahead of time so someone on the waitlist may attend.


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