Cambridge Society For Economic Pluralism
CSEP and CULC Host: The Return of the State
CSEP and the Cambridge University Labour Club host a panel discussion on The Return of the State: Restructuring Britain for the Common Good
About this event
Book Summary Bringing together policy proposals from some of the brightest and most-engaged thinkers in the UK, this book presents both a vision of a future Britain and a roadmap to getting there. Pushed by the Covid-19 crisis, the UK government has borrowed massively to save jobs, businesses and the economy from collapse, making a mockery of the austerity policies that it had championed for a decade. As a result, the role of the state is now in sharp focus. This book calls for nothing short of a new settlement and a complete redesign of the economy. Contributors argue passionately and persuasively for a state that is properly funded, one that looks after its citizens regardless of age, class or ethnicity and enables them to live well. To do this requires the establishment of a functional, fair and green economy managed with a social and public purpose.
Our esteemed speakers include:
Patrick Allen, Chair and Founder of the Progressive Economy Forum, introducing the book
Dr Richard Wilkinson, Professor Emeritus of Social Epidemiology, on post-pandemic health and well-being
Stewart Lansley, academic and authors, on Inequality
Dr Johnna Montgomerie, Professor of International Political Economy and KCL, on household debt relief
Will Hutton, columnist, author, and executive, on an ownership revolution
Professor Sue Konzelmann and Marc Fovargue-Davies, of the University of London, on industrial strategy for post-COVID Britain.
Dr Jan Toporowski, Professor of Economics and Finance at SOAS, University of London, on an alternative fiscal strategy for a progressive recovery