Economics is broken. It has failed to predict, let alone prevent, financial crises that have shaken the foundations of our societies. Its outdated theories have permitted a world in which extreme poverty persists while the wealth of the super-rich grows year on year. And its blind spots have led to policies that are degrading the living world on a scale that threatens all our futures.
Can it be fixed? Only if it is transformed, argues Kate Raworth, with seven essential shifts in economic thought in order to make it fit for the 21st century challenges ahead.
Kate Raworth is a renegade economist teaching at Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute and the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership. Her influential book Doughnut Economics: seven ways to think like a 21st century economist was long-listed for the Financial Times McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award and she has been named by The Guardian as one of the top ten tweeters on economic transformation.
Doors 10.30am. Start 11.00am.
Entry £3, £2 concessions (free to Conway Hall Ethical Society members, who are encouraged to book these tickets in advance)
Event is subject to capacity, without exceptions. Space will be reserved for ticket holders.
Brockway Room (Ground floor, accessible. Induction loop audio).
Tea, coffee & biscuits will be available.