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Funzing Talks | Is Economic Growth Killing Us?

Funzing Talks | Is Economic Growth Killing Us?

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  •  92 White Post Lane, London, E9 5EN
Suitable for: Adults
Dr Jason Hickel is an anthropologist and author who works on inequality, de-growth and alternative economics.  His new book, The Divide: A Brief Guide to Global Inequality and i... More Info »
This Funzing Experience:
The richest 6 people in the world have more wealth than the poorest half of the human population combined. The income gap between the West and the Rest has tripled in size since 1960. Why is global inequality getting worse?

This talk explores how our world came to be so divided, from the onset of colonialism to the trade system of today, shedding light on a global economy that's been designed to benefit a few powerful countries at the expense of most of the rest of the world.

How can we reverse this trend? For decades, economists have claimed that all we need is growth. But we're learning now that endless growth is leading us headlong into climate change and ecological catastrophe. Where do we go from here?

Dr Jason Hickel disrupts sacred economic orthodoxies and serves up fresh, radical ideas for how we can create a fairer world.

Venue: White Post Cafe, Hackney Wick

Doors: 7.30pm / Talk starts: 8.00pm.

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Funzing Talks is a new concept which aims to re-invent your after work drinks. We've pulled together an impressive array of leading entrepreneurs, intellectuals, bright thinkers and incredible individuals to inspire your evenings.

Held in a hand picked range of bars across London, a Funzing Talks event makes the perfect after work activity.

Delve into a totally new subject and challenge your perspectives over a beer with like-minded Londoners. Funzing has always encouraged you to do something different with your free time, so we say do just that - you never know where it may lead you!

Please note: this talk may be filmed for use as a short highlights video on Funzing.com & social media channels

Photo Credit: CHRISTOPHER DOMBRES @ Flickr

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