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The Opening Interview: Material abundance and failed Utopias

Monday 6th February - 05:15 PM GMT

The Opening Interview: Material abundance and failed Utopias

The man who inspired Biden's economy

The miracle inventions since the 19th century brought us out of dire poverty, each generation has doubled the capabilities of the one before. Join the economist who inspired Biden's economic plans, professor at Berkley and previous Deputy Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Brad DeLong, to explore why 21st century capitalism has failed to lead to the Utopia we were promised and hoped for. 

DeLong will explore why capitalism has transformed the world but has not delivered on the utopian ideals of the past; showing instead how it has left us with global warming, economic depression, uncertainty and inequality.

Timetable:

17:00 GMT - Gold: The story of man's 6,000 year obsession DokboxCinema

17:15 GMT - The Opening Interview: Material abundance and failed Utopias The Lounge

18:00 GMT - The Debate: An Unprecedented Experiment With Money arena

19:00 GMT - US & China: When Titans Clash DokboxCinema

19:20 GMT - The Solo Talk: The Fatal Flaw in Human Judgment arena

19:30 GMT - Melt Yourself Down stage

Brad DeLong

Professor of Economics & Blum Center Economics Director at U.C. Berkeley, and a celebrated blogger at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth.

The Opening Interview: Material abundance and failed Utopias

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