Join us for a talk by Cornell professor Louis Hyman, whose new book, Borrow: The American Way of Debt, examines how the rise of consumer borrowing in the 1920s, just before the Great Depression, altered our culture and economy. Professor Hyman will explore New York’s role as a center of this financial innovation, which allowed lending to grow more and more profitable, but in turn, displaced funds available for business borrowing—a reconfiguration that set our economy on an unsustainable course. Hyman will give an historical perspective on the temptation to live beyond one’s means; and offer suggestions for a stable, prosperous credit market in the future. Reception to follow. Reservations required. $
Register online at boxoffice.mcny.org, or call 917-492-3395.
REGULAR PROGRAM TICKET PRICES: $12 adults; $8 seniors and students; $6 Museum members.
DIRECTIONS: By Subway: #6 Lexington Avenue train to 103rd St. then walk three blocks west; #2 or #3 train to Central Park North/110th St., walk one block east to Fifth
Avenue, then south to 103rd St. By Bus: M1, M3, M4, or M106 to 104th St., M2 to 101st St.
ACCESSIBILITY: Headsets and neck loops available for programs in the Museum Auditorium. Ramp access is available at the 104th Street entrance.
Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd St
917 492 3395
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