NSW Humanist Viewpoints Afternoon Talk (HuVAT) Sunday 10 March[masked] for 3.15 p.m. at Humanist House, 10 Shepherd Street, Chippendale will be on HUMAN ECONOMIC CHOICES & WHY WE MAKE THEM.
John August is a Vice-President of NSW Humanist Society and often presents our talks. John will return in March 2019 for a look at some issues in economics that have captured his interest lately.
How is it that we engage with the market as sovereign individuals and become addicted? How manipulated are we by those selling to us, as compared to making choices?
How is our public space and private activity being monetised? All in pursuit of supposed greater benefit for us all?
How much backsliding is hidden in the idea of GDP growth, and how much detail do our bumper sticker figures slide? What is the interaction between jobs and growth, looking under the hood as politicians would prefer we did not?
Why do we seem to forever be consuming more and more, in spite of so-called productivity growth? How do different forms of consumption impact on the environment? What about future generations? And what about so-called equivalent earths?