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Author night a success

To the Editor:

On Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012 Literacy Volunteers of Essex /Franklin Counties held its 7th Annual August Author Address at Camp Dudley with guest speaker Dr. Colin Read. Dr. Read spoke on the various economic factors that lead to the rise and fall of economic empires such as Great Britain, and how the United States is slowly losing its superpower title to China; the fastest growing economy in today’s world.

Dr. Read also discussed the most recent financial crisis and how fear and the lack of understanding fueled the fire that caused the meltdown. He emphasized that economic literacy and more educated, literate citizens are essential to the prevention of future economic crises.

Literacy Volunteers would like to acknowledge and thank Dr. Read for his willingness to speak and he expertise in economics. This event would not have been successful without him. We would also like to thank Camp Dudley, especially Fred Guffey and Matt Storey, for their continued support and allowing us to use Witherbee Auditorium.

Literacy Volunteers

Essex / Franklin Counties

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