at a college, what questions would you ask a follow-on panel comprised of Occupy Wall Street activists, Ron Paul Republicans, economics/business professors, and business owners?
Next Tuesday, March 6, Great Work Productions (AKA my wife and I), in collaboration with our local college's Office of Student Success, are presenting a film screening and panel discussion. We will show the fantastic 2010 Academy Award-winning documentary Inside Job
, about the origins of the 2008 financial crisis. I will then moderate a panel discussion focused on the issues raised by the film. The panel will be comprised of a diverse cast of characters including Occupy Wall Street activists, Ron Paul supporters, business and economics professors, and business professionals. The audience will consist of both students and a cross-section of community members (it's free).
I've done these kind of things before and am comfortable in the role, but this time I would like to have a better selection prepared questions. The audience can ask questions via notecards, handed to me by volunteers, but I'm hoping to shape the dialogue in a way that reveals the common ground between supposedly disparate groups including OWS, the Tea Party, and the middle.
I would love to hear ideas for questions that might draw out this kind of discussion, especially surrounding issues of $ in politics, corporate personhood, debt, etc.