BHS: America is Not for Sale: Zephyr Teachout Makes the Case for Breaking Up Big Money
August 11, 2020, 6:30 PM
How much impact do big business interests have on your life and the decisions you make? More than you might think.
Join anti-corruption expert, former NYS Governer Attorney General candidate, and author of Break ‘Em Up: Recovering Our Freedom from Big Ag, Big Tech, and Big Money Zephyr Teachout as she reveals how some of the household-name companies of today (Facebook, Google, Monsanto) are treading the path of the monopolies of yesterday. Hear her daring plans to remove the influence of big corporations and the super-rich from our democracy. Teachout is joined in conversation by Federal Trade Commissioner and former Assistant Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Rohit Chopra.
This is a Brooklyn Historical Society event, with books provided by Community Bookstore.
Zephyr Teachout is an attorney, political activist, and anti-trust and corruption expert. A rising star on the left, her campaign for New York Attorney General in 2018 was endorsed by Bernie Sanders, the New York Times, and others. She was part of the team of lawyers that sued Donald Trump for allegedly violating the emoluments clause of the Constitution. Teachout sits on the board of directors of the Open Markets Institute, and teaches law at Fordham University. She lives in New York City.
Rohit Chopra was sworn in as a Federal Trade Commissioner on May 2, 2018. Commissioner Chopra has actively advocated to promote a fair and fully-functioning marketplace through vigorous agency enforcement that protects families and honest companies from those that break the law. After the passage of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, Chopra joined the Department of the Treasury to launch the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). He then served as Assistant Director of the CFPB, overseeing the agency’s student loan agenda.