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Socialist Optimism: An alternative political economy for the twenty-first century

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Time: 4.00pm - 6.00pm
Venue: Room 0002, John Galsworthy building, Penrhyn Road campus, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE
Price: free

Socialist Optimism: An alternative political economy for the twenty-first century

Dr Paul Auerbach, reader in Economics at Kingston University, will present his new book Socialist Optimism: An Alternative Political Economy for the Twenty-First Century.

Paul Auerbach's Socialist Optimism offers an alternative political economy for the twenty-first century. Present-day capitalism has generated growing inequality of income and wealth, persistent high levels of unemployment and ever-diminishing prospects for young people. But in the absence of a positive vision of how society and the economy might develop in the future, the present trajectory of capitalism will never be derailed, no matter how acute the critique of present-day developments.

The detailed blueprint presented here focuses upon the education and upbringing of children in the context of social equality and household security. It yields a well-defined path to human development and liberation, as well as democratic control of working life and public affairs. Socialism as human development gives a unity and direction to progressive policies that are otherwise seen to be a form of pragmatic tinkering in the context of a pervasive capitalist reality.

Entry is free and refreshments will be provided. The event is hosted by Kingston University Rethinking Economics (KURE).

For further information about this event:

Contact: Lucy Williams
Email: l.williams@kingston.ac.uk

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Directions to Room 0002, John Galsworthy building, Penrhyn Road campus, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE:

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