Robert and Edward Skidelsky at the LSE - Wednesday, 4th July
Thursday, June 21, 2012
1930, John Maynard Keynes wrote 'Economic Possibilities for our Grandchildren', suggesting that, with technological advances, by the 21st century we would be productive enough that everyone would need to work barely 15 hours a week. More than eighty years later, his productivity estimates have hit the mark, but his guess at our working hours is still a million miles from the reality.
In How Much Is Enough? Edward and Robert Skidelsky start from Keynes's essay and go on to ask why work and endless acquisition are now the focus of our lives. How can we reclaim the good life?
Catch them on Wednesday 4th July at the London School of Economics, from 6.30-8pm (Venue: Old Theatre)