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|A former member||
There does not seem to be any other group like this in London which is odd when you consider it's a world business centre. Unless you know better...
It's very disappointing that the organisers quit but then I expect it's a bit of a thankless task and people have livings to earn. The actual meetings that were held at Liverpool Street were well-attended and successful and our thanks must go to those organisers.
I tried to keep things going by suggesting people went to De Grauwe's address at the LSE but that was a visit suggestion not a meetup.
Is there any interest in continuing this group? Maybe meeting in a pub informally to test the waters? The one off Liverpool Street was spacious and fairly quiet and could easily accommodate a dozen without needing to hire a room. If three turned up you'd know a dead duck from a swan.
I have two already road-tested talks on economics if a speaker were required to create a focus - 'Who invented money?' (lots of people actually) and 'Is banking at root a swindle?' (no). I could do others. There is a very mixed knowledge level clientele so nothing too arcane.
In frustration - and floating some ideas not trying to blow my own trumpet as any sort of Great Helmsman.