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Radical Markets: Uprooting Capitalism and Democracy for a Just Society

  • Where GR06/07 | Faculty of English, 9 West Road, CB3 9DP
  • When 31 October 2018 / 5 – 6pm
  • Cost Free, but booking essential
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Glen Weyl will be in conversation with Professor Diane Coyle on his new book 'Radical Markets: Uprooting Capitalism and Democracy for a Just Society'. Glen will be asking if it is possible to experiment on the macro-economy.

About Glen's latest book 'Radical Markets: Uprooting Capitalism and Democracy for a Just Society':

Many blame today's economic inequality, stagnation, and political instability on the free market. The solution is to rein in the market, right? Radical Markets turns this thinking—and pretty much all conventional thinking about markets, both for and against—on its head. The book reveals bold new ways to organize markets for the good of everyone. It shows how the emancipatory force of genuinely open, free, and competitive markets can reawaken the dormant nineteenth-century spirit of liberal reform and lead to greater equality, prosperity, and cooperation.

About the author:

E. (Eric) Glen Weyl is a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research and a Visiting Senior Research Scholar at Yale’s Law School and Economics Department. He was Valedictorian of his undergraduate class at Princeton in 2007 and received his PhD in economics from Princeton a year later. He was a Junior Fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows, an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago and is an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow 2014-2019. He aims, in the spirit of nineteenth century political economy, to interweave insights from a variety of now disjoint fields (such as economics, law, computer science, and philosophy) to propose practical ideas for radically expanding the scope of market exchange. He pursues these ideas both theoretically and practically, writing academic papers, writing for the public, engaging with policymakers and launching commercial ventures.

This event is followed by a drinks reception.