As the economic crisis deepens, this is the moment to consider moving towards much shorter, more flexible paid working hours - sharing out jobs and unpaid time more fairly across the population.
nef's event About Time takes forward the ideas from its highly acclaimed report 21 Hours to examine how this could help to address a range of urgent social, economic and environmental problems we face.
On 11 January, the event brings together a panel of leading experts in partnership with the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE) at the London School of Economics:
Lord Robert Skidelsky, Emeritus Professor of Political Economy at the University of Warwick and biographer of J. M. Keynes, and Dr Edward Skidelsky, University of Exeter,Continue reading...
Robert appeared this week on the BBC World Service's Forum programme to talk about the financial crisis and ways towards recovery, along with two other economists - Far East specialist Danny Quah and Middle East specialist Timur Kuran.
At the Centre for Economic Performance's public debate at LSE, Robert Skidelsky debated with Richard Layard on whether happiness is the right way to measure social progress.
If you missed it, watch the debate online at Youtube
Robert Skidelsky is speaking at the 5th Annual China Investment Management Summit, an invitation-only gathering for China’s largest investors to meet global managers to discuss global investment themes, asset allocation strategies and internationalization of Renminbi for today China’s capital market. Global chief investment officers and China leading investors will share their perspectives on these topics. This year’s theme will be internationalization and transition of Chinese institutional investments and the entire programme is driven by an expert advisory board of investors.
Event 1 - Limits to Liberty (Saturday 4th June, 12pm)
Frank Furedi, Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, Robert Skidelsky. Mary Ann Sieghart chairs.
From tabloid complaints about ‘political correctness gone mad’ to the banning of expressions of religious hatred, many believe our right to free speech is under threat. Can we reconcile liberal freedom with the right of others not to feel offence?
Outspoken sociologist and author of The Cult of Fear, Frank Furedi, Independent columnist Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, and historian Lord Robert Skidelsky freely debate the limits of freedom.
Event 2 - How Much is Enough? Money and the Good Life (Sunday 5th June, 1pm)
Edward Skidelsky, RobertContinue reading...
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