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New Economics: talk by students from Shumacher College
27 February @ 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sustainable South Brent presents ‘Economics as if Sustainability Mattered’: an interactive talk by students from Schumacher College’s ‘Economics for Transition’ Masters programme in the Old School Community Centre at 7.30pm. “Much of the economic theory that underlies the world we see around us today was developed in the 17th and 18th centuries, when people were few and nature was many. What should an economics for the 21st century and beyond look like, when people are many and the earth is increasingly constrained by their activity? We present an evening exploring exciting new options opened up by cutting edge ‘New economic’ thinking, creating solutions to the problems caused by conventional economic theory and practice. We’ll explore ways in which new economy theory redefines our relationships to ourselves, to our communities, and to the rest of the living earth of which we are embedded.” The starting point of such thinking is ‘Economics as if people mattered’ – the sub-title of Schumacher’s ‘Small is Beautiful’ (1973). All Welcome!