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2024 Malibu Library Speaker Series – MIT Professor and Author Thomas Levenson

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2024 Malibu Library Speaker Series – MIT Professor and Author Thomas Levenson

January 17 @ 7:00 pm

Free

(Malibu, CA) – The 2024 season of the Malibu Library Speaker Series kicks off on Wednesday, January 17 with Thomas Levenson discussing his book “Money for Nothing: The Scientists, Fraudsters and Corrupt Politicians Who Reinvented Money, Panicked a Nation, and Made The World Rich.” The free event takes place at 7:00 PM at the Malibu Library.
“Please join us in an illuminating exploration of the dark side of modern American capitalism and what that can teach us, led by Professor Thomas Levenson,” said Mayor Steve Uhring. “The Malibu Library Speaker Series continues to bring high-quality, in-person cultural events to Malibu that will educate, inspire and entertain.”
Thomas Levenson is a Professor of Science Writing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). His book, published in 2020, dives into the most famous financial scandal in the history of modern capitalism, the “South Sea Bubble.” Levenson’s account of the South Sea Bubble is more than the story of a huge scam; it also explores the birth of modern financial capitalism. These dreamers and fraudsters may have bankrupted Britain, but they made the world rich.

Details

Date:
January 17
Time:
7:00 pm
Cost:
Free

Venue

Malibu Library
23519 Civic Center Way
Malibu, CA 90265
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Phone
(310) 456-6438
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