Wednesday 22nd April 7.30pm
The Green House Hotel, 4 Grove Road, Bournemouth BH1 3AX
A humanist approach to economics with Steve Laughton of the Labour Economic Policy Group
Is economics still a reputable, scientific discipline or has there been an insidious takeover of economic theory by myth, dogma and market fundamentalism?
Steve Laughton of the Labour Economic Policy Group will argue that the world is now governed by a self-serving economic aristocracy whose power is growing inexorably, unchecked by democratic forces. With a little help from Marx, Keynes, Milton Friedman, Thomas Piketty and Bob Dylan, he will attempt to demonstrate that a decent future for everyone - full employment, a living wage, decent pensions and greater equality - is achievable, but not without a fundamental challenge to the prevailing economic orthodoxy. This promises to be a thought-provoking talk, with plenty of opportunity for questions and further debate afterwards.
“A thought-provoking look at how we can use the ideas of some great economic theorists to create a more equitable world”
Free entry (donations appreciated). Everyone welcome!
(The Green House Hotel can also be accessed via its rear entrance in Gervis Road. The hotel has a small onsite car park, and roadside parking is also available in Gervis Road).
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