The Swap Meet

Like book club but... less commitment

OCT-DEC

6 - 7:30 p.m.

Teton County Library

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THURS, NOV 30

Jackson Town Councilman Don Frank

"Has the Smartphone Destroyed a Generation?" The Atlantic, August, 2017

She told me she’d spent most of the summer hanging out alone in her room with her phone. That’s just the way her generation is, she said. 'We didn’t have a choice to know any life without iPads or iPhones. I think we like our phones more than we like actual people. Smartphone Generation

WEDS, DEC 6

Jackson Mayor Pete Muldoon

"The Case for Reparations," The Atlantic, June 2014

Two hundred fifty years of slavery. Ninety years of Jim Crow. Sixty years of separate but equal. Thirty-five years of racist housing policy. Until we reckon with our compounding moral debts, America will never be whole." Case for Reparations

Past topics


WEDS, OCT 11

Teton County Commissioner Mark Newcomb

"Jam every day: how and why road pricing will happen",  (print edition "The price of jam," p. 45)The Economist, 8/5/2017

[A] fair and radical way to pay for the costs of car use would be to scrap duties on fuel and ownership, and replace them with a "road tax.” Price of jam

WEDS, OCT 18
Teton County Commissioner Greg Epstein

"Parkageddon: how not to create traffic jams, pollution and urban sprawl," (print edition "Sacred Spaces," p. 19) The Economist, 4/8/2017

WEDS, OCT 25
Wyoming Representative Andy Schwartz

"America is struggling to sort out where 'violence' begins and ends," New York Times Magazine, 8/15/2017

There is a rising idea that violence is embedded in everything from our social structures to our speech — that speech itself can be a form of violence, one every bit as meaningful as the physical kind.  Sort out violence

THURS, NOV 2

Teton County Commissioner Smokey Rhea

"Splitting the Difference on Illegal Immigration," National Affairs, Summer 2017

Undocumented immigrants are... responsible agents who have made difficult choices in a complicated and risky environment — an environment for which all Americans bear some blame."Splitting the difference

THURS, NOV 9
Jackson Town Councilman Jim Stanford

"The Agency," New York Times, June 2015.

From a nondescript office building in St. Petersburg, Russia, an army of well-paid “trolls” has tried to wreak havoc all around the Internet — and in real-life American communities." The Agency

THURS, NOV 16
Teton County Commissioner Natalia Macker

"Rebecca Solnit: If I Were a Man," The Guardian, 8/26/17

How do you think big when you’re supposed to not get in the way, not overstep your welcome, not overshadow or intimidate?  Rebecca Solnit