Forum head on economic prosperity

University of Buckingham - Tragedy of Riches
University of Buckingham - Tragedy of Riches

ON Tuesday, January 24, 6.30pm, the university presents Tragedy of Riches:

How Our Politics Has Failed Us and Why We Need a New Economic Destiny.

Western economic prosperity has created a rich, complacent society that has, in pursuit of short-term interests, lost sight of its original goals. If vital lessons have not been learned, there is a real danger, thanks to entrenched political and economic dogmatism, that the system that generated the crisis will not be reformed.

In this lecture, Dr Stephen Barber will make a passionate case that instead of accepting a status quo of dysfunctional modern economics we must now create a new, political settlement prepared to tackle the great issues of our age before it is too late.

Stephen Barber is senior lecturer at London South Bank University where he is associate director of the Masters in Public Administration programme, and head of the Forum for Policy Context.

Stephen appears regularly in the financial press, on radio and television, including BBC Radio 4 Today programme, BBC TV Breakfast, Five Live and Al Jazeera. He writes a regular column in the FT’s Investment Adviser. His most recent book, Tragedy of Riches: How Our Politics Has Failed Us and Why We Need a New Economic Destiny will be on sale following the lecture.

This lecture will be held in the Ian Fairbairn Lecture Hall, Chandos Road Building.

The University of Buckingham public lectures are free to attend and open to all.