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The Market Will Save Us. Discuss

Was the crash a game-changer, or a blip in the endless rise of finance, a mere market correction? Can the market save us, or are we tied to its chaotic fortunes at our peril?

30 September 2015

30 September 2015, The Market Will Save Us. Discuss @ People's History Museum, image © Simon Roberts

Time 18:30 - 20:00

Duration 1 hours 30 minutes

Cost £7

Bill Balaskas, The Market Will Save UsIn the wake of the financial crash that began in 2007, many people felt that the idea that ‘the market knows’ had hit the buffers.  Far from being a rational, efficient and self-regulating system that had broken free from the old patterns of boom and bust, the financial markets turned out to be virtually unmanageable and unimaginable in their shadowy complexity.  The vast majority of economists did not see the crash coming, and they were convinced that it was impossible.

People began to talk not merely of mainstream economics being bankrupt, but of the need to rethink capitalism itself.  But eight years later it seems that little has changed: bankers are still receiving massive bonuses, financial institutions are still plagued by scandals, and the role of finance in the British economy seems undiminished.

We ask: Was the crash a game-changer, or a blip in the endless rise of finance, a mere market correction?  Can the market save us, or are we tied to its chaotic fortunes at our peril?  Join this Discuss event at the museum.

Suitable for adults and young people

  • Treat yourself to 15% off in The Left Bank cafe bar and 10% off in the museum shop when you attend an event at the People’s History Museum
  • Part of our Show Me the Money events programme

Booking Requirements: Booking required via the Discuss website