Welcome to Dorset Humanists

Dorset Humanists is a welcoming group for humanists, atheists and agnostics who seek to live ethical and fulfilling lives on the basis of reason and humanity. We meet in Bournemouth for informative and enjoyable presentations, debates and discussions on a wide range of subjects including ethics, science, religion, philosophy, politics, our environment and much more. We also organise regular social events.

Post-Capitalism: A Guide to the Future

Wednesday 27th January 7.30pm The Green House Hotel,  4 Grove Road, Bournemouth BH1 3AX
with Economist Douglas Lock

Economist Douglas Lock will present a fascinating talk which speculates on three possible economic futures.
  • The first, a pessimistic view following dire predictions by the ‘Club of Rome’  think-tank, forecasts a total collapse of our global economic system by 2050/60! 
  • The second scenario envisages a resumption of a higher degree of corporate welfare capitalism and an uneasy truce between capital and labour.
  • The third, and most optimistic, vision would see a peaceful transition to post-capitalism based on the digital revolution and the growth of a global free goods and services economic system. Could we finally see a world where greater equality and abundance would lead to leisure replacing work, and tolerance and co-operation replacing conflict and greedy self interest?
Douglas will analyse our present financial system, highlighting the weaknesses that may lead to long-run secular decline, and include a brief review of the evolution of capitalism. In conclusion, he will say that the choices we make now will lead either to a utopian or a dystopian future. Doing nothing is not an option! 

“Join us for a fascinating glimpse into an uncertain future
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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