CSUB financial symposium to discuss 'Obamanomics' and economic policy

February 24, 2009
Kathy Miller, 661/654-2456, kmiller26@csub.edu or
Michele Newel, 661/654-2720, mnewell1@csub.edu

With bank failures, rising unemployment and trillions of dollars in lost wealth, the California State University, Bakersfield Financial Management Association is asking, "Where do we go from here?" The association is hosting a symposium, "Obamanomics: Socialism vs. Free Market Capitalism What is the best path to prosperity?" on Tuesday, March 3, at 6:30 p.m. in the Student Union multipurpose room.

The event will feature a lively discussion of economic-related topics, including regulations vs. deregulation, the credit markets, national debt, consumer responsibility, financial policy, and the future of America's economy.

"The symposium will be a chance for our community to come together and share ideas," said Neeraj Rama, CSUB graduate student and event organizer. "The event will be a 'think tank' with many different perspectives and opinions as we look at the future of the U.S. economy."

Joining in the discussion will be university professors from the departments of finance, accounting, management, political science, economics and sociology, as well as local credit union managers and representatives from the Kern Economic Development Corporation.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information about the program, contact Rama at (661) 345-0937.