Speaker: David Smith (Economics Editor, Sunday Times); Dr Eamonn Butler.
Date: Thursday 11 August 2011
Time: 06:30pm - 06:30pm
Location: The Garden Room, St Stephen's Club, 34 Queen Anne's Gate, London, SW1H 9AB
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Dr Eamonn Butler will be launching his latest book 'The Condensed Wealth of Nations' with a drinks reception at the St Stephen's Club. David Smith, The Sunday Times Economics Editor will be delivering a short speech on the importance of Adam Smith today at the reception.
Adam Smith’s The Wealth of Nations is one of the most important books ever written. A classic of political economy, it earned Adam Smith the reputation as the father of modern economics. Smith recognised that economic specialization and cooperation was the key to improving living standards. He changed the way of thinking about trade, commerce and public policy and laid the foundations for the study of economics.
Despite this, the book is rarely read today due to its dense and archaic style. In The Condensed Wealth of Nations, Eamonn Butler compacts and explains the key concepts in The Wealth of Nations and makes it accessible to modern readers.
The book also contains a primer on The Theory of Moral Sentiments, Adam Smith’s other great work that explores the nature of ethics.
The book will be on sale at the launch at half price (£5).
Speaker: Prof George Selgin & Dr Jamie Whyte v Lord Skidelsky & Duncan Wheldon
Date: Tuesday 26 July 2011
Time: 05:30pm - 05:30pm
Location: Debate: Old Lecture Hall, Old Building, LSE. Drinks: Old Bank of England Pub, 194 Fleet Street, London EC4A 2LT
No RSVP necessary for either debate or drinks.
Please show up at 5:30pm for the debate's 6:30pm start to make sure you get a seat. Full LSE debate details here.
On Tuesday 26th July, the LSE will be holding a public debate on the two giants of economics of the twentieth century – FA Hayek and John Maynard Keynes. We will be going along to support Prof George Selgin and Dr Jamie Whyte, who will be speaking in favour of FA Hayek's side of the debate. The debate will be broadcast at a later date on BBC Radio 4, so it's really important that we all go to show our support.
Professor George Selgin is one of the founders of the Modern Free Banking School, which draws its inspiration from the writings of Hayek on the denationalization of money and choice in currency. Dr Jamie Whyte has been a lecturer in philosophy at Cambridge University and is Head of Research and Publications at Oliver Wyman & Company, a London-based strategy consulting firm specialising in the financial services industry.
After the debate, the Adam Smith Institute has hired a room at the Old Bank of England Pub on Fleet Street (note: cash bar only). Please bring as many friends as possible to support the case for FA Hayek in what promises to be a hugely important event for classical liberalism in the UK.
Speaker: Dr Razeen Sally
Date: Monday 18 July 2011
Time: 12:30pm - 02:00pm
Location: Ideas Space, Clutha House, 10 Storey's Gate, Westminster, SW1P 3AY
Dr Razeen Sally is a senior lecturer in International Political Economy at the London School of Economics. He is also an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute and co-director of the European Centre for International Political Economy (EPICE), a international economic policy think tank based in Brussels.
Dr Sally's research and teaching focuses on global trade policy and Asia in the world economy. He has written extensively on the WTO, FTAs, and on different aspects of trade policy in Asia. He has also written on the history of economic ideas, especially the theory of commercial policy. He has consulted for governments, international organisations and businesses in Europe and Asia, comments regularly on international economic issues in the media.
Dr Sally will deliver a lunchtime lecture on the topic of the shift of the world economy to emerging markets and what if means for freedom. Sandwiches and drinks will be provided.
Date: Tuesday 5 July 2011
Time: 06:15pm - 06:15pm
Location: Embark at Westminster Pier from 6.15pm. The boat (Golden Jubilee) departs promptly at 6.30pm and will return to Westminster Pier two hours later.
This event is now full and there are no more tickets available.
Speaker: Claire Fox (Institute of Ideas), David Davis MP, Toby Young (associate editor of the Spectator), Terence Kealey (vice-chancellor, University of Buckingham) and Tom Clougherty (Adam Smith Institute)
Date: Tuesday 21 June 2011
Time: 06:15pm - 08:00pm
Location: IEA, 2 Lord North Street