The next meeting of Economists Against Austerity is pleased to have Michael Meacher MP to make a presentation on his book, The State We Need http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-State-We-Need-Renaissance/dp/184954588X .
The economic alternative outlined here is posed as a necessary first step in the replacement of the failed neo-conservative market model. In effect it argues for a thorough-going reform of the capitalist system.
We are also pleased that discussant will be Geoff Tily, the author of Keynes Betrayed http://us.macmillan.com/keynesbetrayed/GeoffTily .
The State We Need
Michael Meacher MP
Portcullis House, Thatcher Room 6.30-8.30pm
The prior EAA meeting agreed to affiliate to Euro-pen (the European network of progressive economists) and to try to emulate some of the success of our French colleagues in Les économistes atterrés by producing a short manifesto to address the economic crisis. We can begin this discussion at the next meeting.
NB: Security at Parliament has been very slow recently. Please aim to arrive at 6pm for 6.30pm
We look forward to seeing you at the next meeting.
Prof Victoria Chick, Convenor EAA
Michael Burke, Secretary