Speaker: Dambisa Moyo
Date: Tuesday 25 January 2011
Time: 06:30pm - 08:30pm
Location: LG001, Cass Business School, 106 Bunhill Row, London EC1Y 8TZ
"How the West Was Lost: Fifty Years of Economic Folly and the Stark Choices Ahead"
Dambisa Moyo is an international economist who writes on the macroeconomy and global affairs. She is the author of critically acclaimed New York Times Bestseller Dead Aid: Why Aid is Not Working and How there is a Better Way for Africa, which details the inefficacy of development aid for poor countries.
Her forthcoming book entitled How the West Was Lost: Fifty Years of Economic Folly and the Stark Choices Ahead explores the failure of policy-making in the world’s leading industrialized economies. She examines how politically-motivated policy decisions around Capital, Labor and Technology – key ingredients for growth- have placed economies on a precarious path of economic decline.
Speaker: Syed Kamall MEP
Date: Thursday 13 January 2011
Time: 06:00pm - 08:00pm
Location: The Westminster Arms, 9 Storeys Gate, Westminster, London, SW1P 3AT
"The battles for liberty in the EU"
Syed became a Member of the European Parliament in May 2005. He has been a member of the Conservatives since 1987 and has been a member of Vauxhall, Bath, Westminster, West Ham and Barking Conservative associations.
In May 2000, Syed was a Conservative Candidate for the Greater London Assembly. The following year, he was Conservative candidate for West Ham in the June 2001 General Election.
Syed is an associate of the Centre for Social Justice working to identify community based projects at the forefront of tackling poverty for the CSJ alliance. He also sits on board of the Conservative Party's Globalisation & Global Poverty working group.
Speaker: Steve Horwitz
Date: Monday 10 January 2011
Time: 01:00pm - 02:30pm
Location: Convocation Hall, Church House, Dean's Yard, Westminster, London SW1P 3NZ (entrance via Great Smith Street)
Speaker: Tim Worstall
Date: Tuesday 30 November 2010
Time: 06:30pm - 08:30pm
Location: Room, LG002, Cass Business School, 106 Bunhill Row, London EC1Y 8TZ
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This event is to launch the latest work of our ASI fellow Tim Worstall.
The environmentalists have won: we all agree that we should be green. Now it's the revenge of the economists: how should we be green?
Tim Worstall - entrepreneur, freelance writer and Fellow at the Adam Smith Institute - takes a long, hard, calculating (and very entertaining) look at the assumptions behind ‘green’ activity. Crucially, he draws on economic analysis – combining classic models with an impressive knowledge of contemporary research - to examine in an unsentimental, quantitative and analytical light, the core assumptions that drive our efforts to produce a cleaner, healthier planet.
In doing so, he examines the misunderstanding about ‘job creation’ being unarguably beneficial; discusses how we must calculate the value of the time we spend recycling; unpicks the lazy thinking about markets and growth, and produces a witty, compelling and surprising perspective on all things green.
This is no knee-jerk, reactionary counterblast that denies we need to be environmentally conscious, but rather a compelling and utterly necessary plea to examine our environmental activities with due accuracy and thought.
The popular and globally esteemed science writer and columnist, Matt Ridley, has called this book: ‘Fearless, fresh, forensic and funny’, while Tim Harford, author of The Undercover Economist, says: ‘Jaw-droppingly rude he may be, but he’s smart, and this book is quite an education.’
Chasing Rainbows is the latest book in Stacey International’s radical and highly successful Independent Minds series.