Capitalism and Freedom
- 17th August 2011, 05:00PM
- 61 Whitehall, London, SW1A 2ET
The concept of free markets, together with the rule of law and democracy, is one of the pillars of the idea of an open society. Yet in coining the turn 'market fundamentalism' in the 1990s, George Soros argued that rigid adherence to the belief that markets could solve all social problems constituted a threat to open societies as challenging as that posed by Communism.
Bringing together parliamentarians, academics, activists and commentators, this event will focus on the effects of markets on open societies and liberal values. This is one in a series of seminars intended to bring into sharper focus the challenges and opportunities facing open societies in the 21st century.
We were delighted to be joined by:
Lord Maurice Glasman
John Kay, The Financial Times
Daniel Leighton, Demos
Diane Coyle, Enlightenment Economics (Chair)