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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Economics
Guests: Yanis Varoufakis, Ann Pettifor, Mufti Abdur Rahman Mangera.
Date: Tuesday 23 February
Time: Doors open 3.30pm for a 4.00pm start
Location: Round Chapel, Lower Clapton Road, E5 0LY
Book tickets: Click here
“It’s the Economy, stupid!”
It’s easy to get lost in the cacophony of economic terms that are thrown at us daily. From deficits to national debt, booms through to bubbles and unpayable rent – what do these terms mean, and how do they affect our day to day lives?
These questions are all the more important for all of us, as many in the UK now face the prospect of never being able to afford their own homes, and are burdened with unimaginable debt.
This seminar asks: how did we get here? And how can we get out of this mess? Hitch a ride with us through the topsy-turvy world of contemporary economics – no prior knowledge required!
We are delighted to host presentations from:
Yanis Varoufakis (Former Greek Finance Minister)
The Debtors’ Banquet
Ann Pettifor (Director, Policy Research in Macroeconomics)
Conflicts of Interest
Mufti Abdur Rahman Mangera (Imam, Casenove Road Mosque, Hackney)
Virtue-nomics and Ethical Money
Our chair for the evening will be Beth Foster-Ogg, Member of Youth Parliament for Hackney.
We expect a wide-ranging QnA and discussion following presentations, on topics including:
- Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party
- Google and tax avoidance
- Housing Crisis
- Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump`
- National Debt
- The Banking Crisis
- Third World Poverty and Debt
Tickets are free and open to all!
This event will be recorded.
People’s PPE is a grassroots organisation that seeks to empower communities within their own local spaces and contexts. This seminar will be held in Hackney’s Round Chapel – once a church, it now serves as a community venue with a history of nonconformity. The event space is fully accessible, and is open to all – more details at: www.roundchapel.org