Monday, Jan 13. 6 p.m.
The Commonwealth Club (110 The Embarcadero)
Leland Faust and Richard Conn share a lament about how rarely rational thinking dominates and how wishful thinking is so prevalent. Hear about Boris Yeltsin’s transformation of the Soviet Union, Wall Street’s tricks on and treats for the world economy, and more, including why the 2020s don’t have to repeat the 1920s. $20, 415-597-6715, commonwealthclub.org