How The Federal Government Creates and Spends Money
Classes for Adults / Special Topics & Events -
Fall 2021 - Adult
Learn about Federal government financing and how the federal government makes and spends money, so the “how do we pay for it” question doesn’t distract from the merits or disadvantages of large policy programs like expanding Social Security, Medicare for All, or The Green New Deal. Gain the tools and insights to have thoughtful discussions and make up your own mind.
All Community Education participants are required to follow SPPS COVID guidelines (https://www.spps.org/safelearningplan), and all other communicated health and safety expectations. Failure to do so could result in removal from the class/program. SPPS currently requires masks for all people in a school setting (ages 2 and older), including all teachers, staff, students and visitors, regardless of vaccination status, unless they have a qualifying exemption. This includes (but is not limited to) indoor fitness classes and during culinary classes when not eating or drinking.
Bruce Irwin Fisher
Bruce became interested in macroeconomics and how money plays an important part in the development of society. At the same time, he began to understand paradigm shifts that have occurred throughout history creating major changes in how money is perceived and used by society. He developed a course to explain these paradigm shifts. Hopefully this course will help people understand how the federal government currently finances itself.
Nathan is a freelance videographer, video editor and producer based in Saint Paul, Minnesota. He holds an MA in film and media studies from The New School in New York City. His undergraduate degree is from Pomona College, in Claremont, Calif.