This is not strictly a book club session but is instead a lecture being given at the LSE by Dr Ha-Joon Chang that one of our member's Victoria has kindly suggested may be of interest to other members.
If you are interested in attending please RSVP - note tickets cannot be purchased in advance so it will be first come first serve. Victoria will be attending so this board can be used as a way to meet up at or after the session.
Details are as follows:
Date: Wednesday 10 October 2012
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: Dr Ha-Joon Chang
Chair: Professor Stuart Corbridge
It has been four years since the global financial crisis broke out. If this were a normal downturn, the economy should have already recovered. Instead, we are talking about the prospect of a ‘lost decade’. Unemployment, especially youth unemployment, stays stubbornly high, while the financial elite keep drawing huge salaries and bonuses, even as their shenanigans are constantly exposed. What has gone wrong? In the talk, the author debunks the prevailing myths – 23 of them, to be exact – and show how our economic system, especially the financial system, needs to be completely re-wired if we are to build a more dynamic and fairer economy.
Ha-Joon Chang teaches economics at the University of Cambridge. He is the author of Kicking away the Ladder and Bad Samaritans. He is the winner of 2003 Gunnar Myrdal Prize and 2005 Wassily Leontief Prize. His latest book is 23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism|.
Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #LSEcapitalism
This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. For any queries email [masked]| or call[masked] 6043.