The demise of the Left and towards a Progressive Left Manifesto – Bill Mitchell

When: Thursday, August 4, 2016 from 7:00 PM8:30 PM
Where: New International Bookshop, 54 Victoria St, Carlton 

Professor Bill Mitchell will give a talk about his upcoming book, which will discuss the reasons the Left has abandoned progressive policy positions and, increasingly, moved towards a neo-liberal stance in macroeconomic policy, which has left them without a meaningful agenda. The presentation will also outline key elements of a Progressive Manifesto (Part 3 of the book) including employment guarantees, industry policy, fair trade, the state as an entrepreneur, sustainable energy policies and more.


Bill holds the Chair in Economics and is the Director of the Centre of Full Employment and Equity (CofFEE) at the University of Newcastle.His most recent book Eurozone Dystopia: Groupthink and Denial on a Grand Scale was published in May 2015 by Edward Elgar (UK).


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