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Finance, Reality and Morality: Rethinking a broken system

Wednesday 11th October 2017

Why does the financial system work so much less well than every other part of the modern economy? In This series of seminars at the Las Casas Institute, Blackfriars Hall, Edward Hadas will expose to public gaze the inner workings of the financial system, its inherent weaknesses and irrationality, and discuss how the system might be fixed.

Topics: Oct. 18: What is money? How does is serve the social good? How does it detract from it?

Oct. 25: What is finance? The social bond, the debate on returns, the departure from reality.

Nov. 1: Greed in finance – pervasive, promoted and pernicious

Nov. 8: A new financial order (I): Education, very narrow money, reality-closeness

Nov 15: A new financial order (II): Profit maximisation, pensions, debt vs. equity

Edward Hadas is a financial journalist, long-time finance analyst and author of Human Goods, Economic Evils: A Moral Approach to the Dismal Science (ISI Books 2007).

Where: Blackfriars Hall, St Giles, Oxford OX1

When: 8.00-9.30pm Five Wednesday evenings starting from 18 October 2017

The seminars are open to all – no knowledge of economics or philosophy required – but prior registration is required. To register, contact lascasas@bfriars.ox.ac.uk


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