The future of economics
Saturday 5th June 2010, 2pm
- How does the monetary system actually operate, and what are its consequences upon society?
- What are the consequences of increasing displacement of human labour by machines?
- Are monetary incentives necessary to spur product development?
- What prospects are there to transition to more rational systems for allocating resources and pursuing technological innovation?
- Is an economy without money feasible?
The speaker:Ben McLeish is one of the most active members of the Zeitgeist movement UK.
There's no charge to attend, and everyone is welcome. There will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions and to make comments. Discussion will continue after the event, in a nearby pub, for those who are able to stay.
Lecture Room B20 is on the basement level in the main Birkbeck College building, in Torrington Square (which is a pedestrian-only square). Torrington Square is about 10 minutes walk from either Russell Square or Goodge St tube stations.
For the ones who wish to do so, they can meet some of the London Futurist regulars for a drink and/or light lunch beforehand, any time after 12.30pm, in The Marlborough Arms, 36 Torrington Place, London WC1E 7HJ. To find us, look out for a table where there's a copy of the book "The Singularity is Near" displayed.