An alternative title for this post might be: Presidents, World Leaders, and Me. I happily said yes when I was invited to address the Cleveland City Club -- and then I received a more formal invitation in the mail that listed some of its past speakers. The City Club was having me for its Friday Forum, a venue that has hosted FDR, Teddy Roosevelt, W.E.B DuBois, Cesar Chavez, and Desmond Tutu, among a long list of dignitaries. My first instinct to quote Wayne and Garth when in the presence of a woman they consider out of their league: "I'm not worthy." But hopefully my chosen topic, how the working poor became big business, was.
Click here to listen to the talk I gave on Friday, October 29th.