The Guardian - John McDonnell: Economics for the Many

Date 27/11/2018 Total price, inc booking fee £18+BF Time 18:30 Age restrictions 16+

At this year’s Labour Party Conference, Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell set out some radical economic proposals to reform capitalism and tackle Britain’s inequality gap. From new models of company ownership to strengthening of employee rights, these measures are a response to the concentration of wealth in the UK.

Economics for the Many, a new book edited by McDonnell, features contributions from leading economists, and is a manifesto for a fairer, more sustainable society. It offers insight into the crises gripping the British economy and future challenges – such as housing, increased automation of work and climate change – as well as offering solutions.

Is the power of the state enough to inhibit the alarming capture and growth of wealth by the few? Can radical left politics revive an economy destabilised by severe austerity, poverty and corruption? McDonnell will talk to the Guardian’s senior economics commentator, Aditya Chakrabortty, about the greatest challenges that lie ahead for our society, and to share his visions for a new economics.

Tickets for this event are £18, or £28 including a copy of Economics for the Many (RRP £12.99). A limited allocation of concession tickets, price at £10, are available for senior citizens, registered unemployed, disabled, full-time students and under-16s. Tickets are sold on a first come, first served basis.

Running time: 90 minutes, no interval.

Wheelchair users and visitors who require an assistant may bring a companion free of charge. To book a free companion ticket please email guardianlive.events@theguardian.com