I'll be speaking at the next Big Ideas event, at the Wheatsheaf pub, 25 Rathbone Place, London, at 8pm on Tuesday 29th July. These events are organised by Andrew McGettigan, and take place on the last Tuesday of every month, for anyone who wants to turn up and discuss ideas.
I'll be speaking on the topic 'What is neoliberalism?', and the blurb is here:
It is often argued that, starting with the Reagan and Thatcher governments in the 1980s, economic policy-making around the world has become dominated by ‘neoliberalism’. This tends to imply something about free markets, but beyond that the term is often used as a catch-all for any undesirable aspect of capitalism.How might we make better sense of the concept? What can we learn from the long history of neoliberal thinking? And how does that help us understand the current state of politics and capitalism?