Thursday, August 14, 2008

$1.39 for corn pops? Now, THAT's an inconvenient truth.

The other day, Dad was telling me about a drive he took down to Iowa for the weekend. "Gas," he said, "Was only $3.50 a gallon. Not bad."

How quickly we get used to the higher prices, the increased costs. Movie tickets are $9.00, in Wisconsin. Tonight at the grocery store, the bags of Corn Pops we buy were still $1.39, but the bags themselves were smaller.

But getting used to it and liking it are not the same thing; the economy is down -- that's for sure -- but something can be done about it, and there are guys out there who know what we can do to improve things.

Guys Warren Buffett, Pete Peterson and Dave Walker -- guys who have made a lot of money understanding the economy. Those guys, together with Fathom and Roadside Attractions, are getting together for one night only to present
I.O.U.S.A., a critically lauded documentary about the economy today; it's been called the 'inconvenient truth' of economic movies. It's from the producers and studio that made other great documentaries (like "Supersize Me"), and provides not just an authentic picture of today's economy, but solutions and fix-its -- not just temporary solutions, either, but long term evolutions of the economy.

It's a one night only event, shown beginning at 8 p.m. ET on August 21, and after the movie, there will be a live discussion with Warren, Pete and Dave. Ticket prices vary by location but are about $11.50-$20. At the site (through that link above) you can find a location near you through a ZIP code search.

Sponsored by I.O.U.S.A.

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