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Sunday Lecture - The Economics of Killing

Globalisation has created an interconnected world, but has not diminished violence, militarism and inequality. The Economics of Killing describes how the power of global elites, entrenched under globalisation, has created a deadly cycle of violence.

In this ground-breaking work, Vijay Mehta shows how attempts at peaceful national development are routinely blocked by Western powers. He locates the 2008 financial crisis in US attempts to block China's model of development. He shows how Europe and the US conspire with regional dictators to prevent countries from developing advanced industries, and how this system has fed terrorism.

Mehta argues that a different world is possible, based on policies of disarmament, demilitarisation and sustainable development. This original and thought-provoking book will be of great interest to anyone concerned about the consequences of endless war fuelled by the West.

- Vijay Mehta is a renowned author, international speaker and global activist for peace, development and human rights. He is the chair of Uniting for Peace (www.unitingforpeace.org) and Founding Trustee of Fortune Forum Charity (www.fortuneforum.org).
Vijay Mehta’s books include The Economics of Killing (2012), The Fortune Forum Code: For a Sustainable Future (2006), Arms No More (2005) and The United Nations and its Future in the 21st Century (2005).

Vijay Mehta’s book “The Economics of Killing: How the West Fuels Wars and Poverty in the Developing World” will be available at the talk at a discounted price of £10.

For reviews and endorsements of the book, please visit: www.theeconomicsofkilling.org

Tea and coffee will be available at this lecture.
Entry £5 non-members. Free for members of Conway Hall Ethical Society.

http://www.conwayhall.org.uk/vijay-mehta

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  • terence f.

    Idealistic but unrealistic presentation supported by recoding of well wishing clerics who have forgotten the place of the sword in spreading Christianity and the Crusades. How do I protect myself from those who assail me? How far may I go to protect myself? What if others want to join me ? And why is peace supposed to be s better condition than war? Besides this there is local crime such as murder - this was not addressed. And what of terrorist groups happy with their AK47 or M12? The sceptic in me finds the supporting arguments trivial Thanks Sid

    September 23, 2013

  • David M.

    Interesting and valuable subject but an event marred by the failings of the hall. I felt that many of the audience were overwhelmed by the distance between what we would like to see and the situation as we find it.

    September 22, 2013

  • Ignas

    Hi All,
    I will not be able to attend today's lecture, but I would appreciate your support towards Fusion For Peace initiative which is being run by USA and Iran scientists. http://fusionforpeace.org/
    If realized, fusion can move us into post-scarcity society, where wars for resources are a thing of the past.

    September 22, 2013

  • Agnes_G

    Sorry to far away will not be there on time

    September 22, 2013

  • Agnes_G

    Sorry to far away will not be there on time

    September 22, 2013

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