Our first session of the new term will focus on the issue and concept of debt. We will be joined by guest speaker James Meadway, senior economist at New Economics Foundation, an independent think tank which explores economics ‘as if people and the planet mattered.’ James’s work focuses on developing responses to recession and austerity, and his thoughts on these issues frequently appear in The Guardian, The New Statesman, New Left Project, on the BBC’s Newsnight programme, and even in Ken Loach’s recent documentary Spirit of ’45 (2013).His recent publications include the collaboratively written Crisis in the Eurozone (Verso, 2012).
James’s talk, and the following discussion, is open to all interested parties, from within and beyond the University. We hope to see you on Wednesday 23rd October at 4pm, in MC0024 in the Media, Humanities and Technology building.
UPDATE: Those who are interested may wish to read this interview with David Graeber ahead of James’s talk.