Date: Tuesday 16 June 2009
Time: 06:45pm - 06:45pm
Date: 16th June 2009
Title: Newspapers: is the game up?
The Editors is a series of Power Lunches with the editors of the countries top newspapers. Inspired by a lunch with Lionel Barber towards the end of last year, we already have most of the top newspaper editors booked to discuss the newspaper industry and current events.
Date: Thursday 4 June 2009
Time: 06:30pm - 08:30pm
Speaker: Deepak Lal
Location: The Queenborough Room, St. Stephen’s Club, 34 Queen Anne’s Gate, London, SW1H 9AB
Title: “The Great Crash of 2008: Are governments or markets to blame?"
Deepak Lal is the James S. Coleman Professor of International Development Studies at the University of California at Los Angeles, Professor Emeritus of political economy at University College London, President of the Mont Pelerin Society and a Senior Fellow of Adam Smith Institute.
He was a member of the Indian Foreign Service (1963-66) and has served as a consultant to the Indian Planning Commission, the World Bank, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, various UN agencies, South Korea, and Sri Lanka. From 1984 to 1987 he was research administrator at the World Bank.
Lal is the author of a number of books, including The Poverty of Development Economics; The Hindu Equilibrium; Against Dirigisme; The Political Economy of Poverty, Equity and Growth; Unintended Consequences: The Impact of Factor Endowments, Culture, and Politics on Long-Run Economic Performance; and Reviving the Invisible Hand: The Case for Classical Liberalism in the 21st Century.
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Date: Sunday 24 May 2009
Time: 12:00pm - 06:00pm
Banks, Bonuses and Inequality (12pm)
Phillip Blond, Eamonn Butler, Fabienne Peter David Goodhart chairs
Widespread outrage has been the response to the “bonus culture" of big banks. What is at issue here? Is it the sheer scale of such bonuses, or the reward for failure and the lack of merit that is the problem? What sort of equality do we want: that of opportunity, or outcome?
The Limits of Freedom (5pm)
Will Hutton, Eamonn Butler, David Goodhart Fabienne Peter chairs
Laisséz faire capitalism is in retreat. The burst of the economic bubble has rallied calls for increased regulation from all sides and with it demands to control individual excess. To what extent should freedoms be limited? Who regulates the regulators? And is there a danger that we will jump from the frying pan to the fire?
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