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The crisis as an opportunity for a new economy

Wednesday 29 February 2012, 18:00 - 19:30
Room BP102, Broadcasting Place, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds LS2 9EN

Leeds Taking Soundings
Dialogues in Politics and Culture
The crisis as an opportunity for a new economy

Speaker: Tim Jenkins


The present crisis is highlighting the urgency of a radical re-design of our economic model. A new economy would require a complete overhaul of the financial sector, would tackle growing social and economic inequalities, and would deal with climate change and the 'energy crunch' caused by dwindling oil resources. Tim Jenkins will outline the features of the new economy, and discuss the extent to which the understanding of the need for such economic re-design is still limited in mainstream UK political discourse today.

Our speaker: Tim Jenkins is Director of the Great Transition Initiatives at the New Economics Foundation, London. Formerly he was Policy Director at Friends of the Earth and Head of the Economies Programme at the Sustainable Development Commission.

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