Two Treasure Valley economists will discuss the economic outlook and problems with the governments economic policies at a dinner Thursday in Boise.
Brian McGrath and Dwayne Barney will speak at the annual Forecast Dinner of the Chartered Financial Analyst Society of Idaho. They cowrote a book, Capital as Money, that contends stimulus attempts by government have succeeded only in expanding the deficit and placing a growing mortgage on the nations future.
McGrath is a former partner in D.B. Fitzpatrick & Co., a Boise investment management firm. Barney is a recently retired professor of finance at Boise State University, where he was chairman of the Department of Marketing and Finance.
The dinner will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Arid Club. The presentations will start after dinner at 7 p.m. The club is at 1137 Boise River Greenbelt, along West River Street south of Ash Street. The cost is $10 for society members, $15 for nonmembers and free for college students. Payment is by check or cash. Each attendee will receive an autographed copy of Capital as Money. RSVP by Tuesday to firstname.lastname@example.org.