Forum: The Economics of Sharing

Sunday 24 May 2015, 12:30pm
United Voice - 117-131 Capel St, North Melbourne [NEW VENUE]

Beyond busted budgets and austerity

  • Why are wages and living standards in decline?
  • Why are governments going broke all over the world?
  • Why are multinational banks receiving billions from governments, while being charged with mass financial fraud at the same time?
  • Why is inequality growing, while jobs and public services are disappearing?
  • What are we leaving for the next generation? How can YOU make a difference?

Join our panel of expert economists and civil society campaigners to discuss the big issues facing the global economy today. This afternoon seminar will demystify the wild west of international markets and the complexities of political economy, and explain exactly how the last fifty years have shaped today's turbulent economic times.

Speakers include:

  • Dr Alex Millmow, associate professor, Federation University (Ballarat)
  • Dr Sagar Sanyal, lecturer, University of Melbourne
  • Dr Jamie Doughney, lecturer, Victoria University (Melbourne)
  • Dr Andrew Scott, associate professor, Deakin University
  • Dr Tim Thornton, lecturer, La Trobe University
  • Dr Jeffrey Wrathall, William Angliss Institute
      • PLUS special guests

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Topics will include:

  • Bailouts and austerity: Who took all the money?
  • Piketty in practice: What to do about inequality
  • Jobs 2.0: What happened to full employment?
  • Privatise or collectivise? State and social enterprise today
  • Snowy paradise: What can we learn from the Nordic countries?
  • The sharing economy: Disrupt our way to prosperity?

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