Labour to hold free seminars on public finances to end Westminster orthodoxy

The Shadow Chancellor, John McDonnell MP, has announced this morning he is convening a series of public events to broaden the debate around economics in Britain.

A range of experts will present their views at a number of events across the country, with questions from members of the public.

The aim of these meetings will be to shape the debate around the economy of the future

‘The New Economics’ events will be open to the public and will feature members of Labour’s Economic Advisory Council, including Nobel Prize winner Joseph Stiglitz and Mariana Mazzucato; and other leading economists such as Ha-Joon Chang.

Other events will include public seminars, bringing together experts to discuss the most important topics in economics, ahead of a national conference in May. Topics will include “Innovation and the Strategic State”, “Inequality” and “Technology and the future world of work”.

Events will take place in London and across the country and will be open to the public to attend for free by booking through the website.

The first event is to take place on Tuesday 26th January from 18.30-20.30 at the Royal Institute.

Website: www.theneweconomics.org

Article in Today’s Guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/jan/17/labour-to-hold-free-seminars-on-public-finances-to-end-westminster-orthodoxy?CMP=share_btn_fb


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