The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Economics

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Please note – due to unforeseen circumstances, the event day and time has changed. Please be careful when making your bookings!

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-OggMember 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
  • Austerity

Tickets are free and open to all!
This event will be recorded.

Our Venue

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:


The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Economics

4 thoughts on “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Economics

  1. I’ve just been on Facebook, communicating with someone who lives in Jersey who is missing out on these events. Do you have any plans to put them on line so the rest of the country outside of Greater London can take part?

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  2. Is anyone looking at this site?
    I want to know where and when the enabling seminars that were announced at the events are.
    It is one thing to have a 1,000+ attendance, but how do we continue to be involved after listening to the experts?


    1. Jansosabel –

      Yes, people are looking at this site, as our traffic statistics show!

      With regards to follow up – that’s an excellent question. We continue to try and improve and appreciate your feedback.

      In the first instance: we will, where we can, provide reading lists that have been recommended by our panel. An example can be found below on this page.

      Secondly, we will be providing training workshops and platforms to help people: organise their own events and lead their own events. These workshops and outcomes are intended to build the skills and capacity of the attendees.

      In addition, we are editing the videos from the events and they too shall be up shortly.

      Thanks – People’s PPE.

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