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John Quiggin and Jonathan Biggins in conversation on "What’s Wrong with Cannibalism?" John Quiggin is a Professor in Economics at the University of Queensland and a prolific author. In the wake of the Global Financial Crisis, he made the prophetic warning in "Zombie Economics" that we must kill the dead ideas that still walk among us once and for all, or face "an even bigger crisis in the future". Jonathan Biggins wrote "Satire or Sedition: The threat to national insecurity" for Platform Papers in 2006. A versatile actor, director and writer, he has worked across theatre, opera, musicals and journalism, but is best known as a satirist. He is a member of the long-running annual Wharf Review which he has co-directed for the Sydney Theatre Company since 2000. He is currently touring his

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John Quiggin and Jonathan Biggins in conversation on "What’s Wrong with Cannibalism?"



John Quiggin is a Professor in Economics at the University of Queensland and a prolific author. In the wake of the Global Financial Crisis, he made the prophetic warning in "Zombie Economics" that we must kill the dead ideas that still walk among us once and for all, or face "an even bigger crisis in the future".



Jonathan Biggins wrote "Satire or Sedition: The threat to national insecurity" for Platform Papers in 2006. A versatile actor, director and writer, he has worked across theatre, opera, musicals and journalism, but is best known as a satirist. He is a member of the long-running annual Wharf Review which he has co-directed for the Sydney Theatre Company since 2000. He is currently touring his one-man show The Gospel According to Paul.



John and Jonathan will be discussing two visions of a world governed by the principle of the pursuit of self-interest: Bernard Mandeville’s "Fable of the Bees"



http://oll.libertyfund.org/titles/846 and Jonathan Swift’s ‘A Modest Proposal’ https://www.gutenberg.org/files/1080/1080-h/1080-h.htm.
John Quiggin
He is an Australian economist, a Professor and an Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow at the University of Queensland, and a former member of the Board of the Climate Change Authority of the Australian Government.

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