Monday, 6 May 2013

The Future of Capitalism


The Political Quarterly Annual Lecture

4 June, 6.30 - 8.00 pm New Theatre, East Building, LSE

The Political Quarterly are delighted to announce that John Kay will be giving the annual Political Quarterly lecture on 4 June 2013 at LSE. You can find more details here.


The crisis of 2007-8 was a major setback for supporters of a neoliberal economic philosophy: yet in its aftermath neither the political left nor the political right have been able to offer a coherent account of the strengths and limitations of a market economy. This lecture will attempt to fill that gap.

Julian Le Grand will be chairing and the respondent to John Kay is Mariana Mazzucato.




Response to Mulheirn and Jacobs debate

Alan Finlayson's response to Ian Mulheirn and Michael Jacobs' debate on the social market and its discontents.

"The debate between Ian Mulheirn and Michael Jacobs, published in Political Quarterly, provides a clear view of the fault lines that are taking shape within the British Labour left; divisions that do not derive simply from differences in tone, attitude or policy detail but which are rooted in fundamentally different conceptions of individuals, societies and government. Only when such differences are fully recognised can Labour properly clear the ground and coordinate a coherent political response to the coalition government. Accordingly, this response is intended to help clarify the ‘shape’ of these differences, indicating something of their origin and highlighting their political and philosophical orientation..." Read the full response here [pdf]