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Why is economics not a force for good and what must we do to make it so? Cambridge 8th NOV 2019

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[embedded content] On 8th November, at the invitation of Professor Antara Haldar of Cambridge University, I presented this talk in the context of a fascinating group of academics who gathered in the Cambridge Union’s upstairs seminar room to revive Keynes’ original idea of the Cambridge Circus – a radical circle of economists seeking the kind of economics that can be a force for good. Warning: This is a wonkish (technical) presentation. However, to compensate, on the previous night, Professor Margaret Levi (Sanford and I) discussed the same question in front of the Cambridge Union in less technical terms of course. See below for the video: [embedded content] The Cambridge Circus and the

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