Though our response to our shady socio-political-economic system hasn't been as swift, organized, and efficient as Iceland's response to its own (corporation-owned news media did a good job of keeping us blind and deaf to this story if it unfolded, so if you don't know, research it, and get ideas), we do have some strong voices among us who continue to preach the gospel of reason and reckoning. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, David Cay Johnston, who is known for his criticism of big biz fleecing the flock of dozing Americans, will speak this week at the George M. Ewing Canandaigua Forum, held at Finger Lakes Community College (3325 Marvin Sands Drive, Canandaigua).
Johnston's talk, "Ship of State: How Our Tax System is Rigged," will take place on Sunday, January 26, at 4 p.m. Johnston will be joined by moderator Dick Hermann, attorney, author, and professor at Concord Law School in Los Angeles. The two will discuss the rapidly transforming state of news media — particularly newspapers — as well as the economy, and the impact of local commercial proposals. Tickets are $15, and $10 for students. For more information, call 785-1541, or email gmeforum.org.