E. (Eric) Glen Weyl uses ideas from political economy to develop social technology for widely-shared prosperity and social cooperation. These ideas have inspired a social movement, RadicalxChange, that convenes activists artists, entrepreneurs and researchers using market mechanisms to create a richer and more equal society. Glen helps catalyze this collaboration as Founder and Chairman of the RadicalxChange Foundation, as he continues his research as Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research New York City. He also teaches a course as a Visiting Research Scholar and Lecturer at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs on his recent book with Eric A. Posner, Radical Markets: Uprooting Capitalism and Democracy for a Just Society, which summarizes many of these ideas. This talk will be moderated by Veronica Reynolds, Founding Member of Blockchain at UCLA and JD Candidate at UCLA Law.
In addition, there will be a special screening of Trust Machine: Story of Blockchain - https://www.trustmachinefilm.com/
Hacktivist and blockchain expert Lauri Love fights extradition in TRUST MACHINE—his computer skills a threat to the US government. Tech innovators strike a raw nerve as banks and network pundits rush to condemn volatile cryptocurrencies and their underlying blockchain technology. Why are banks terrified while UNICEF embraces it to help refugee children? Award-winning filmmaker Alex Winter reveals that proponents of blockchain—a verified digital ledger—are already using the technology to change the world; fighting income inequality, the refugee crisis, and world hunger.
Monday, February 18 at 6:30pm to 8:30pm
5877 Rodeo Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90016