Bristol Festival of Ideas: Will Hutton

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Will Hutton

How Good We Can Be: Ending the Mercenary Society and Building a Great Country

Mon 9 March, 18.15-19.15, At-Bristol

£9 / £7

For a generation we have been told the route to universal well-being is to abandon the expense of justice and equity and so allow the judgments of the market to go unobstructed. What has been created is a capitalism that extracts value rather than creates it, massive inequality, shrinking opportunity and a society organised to benefit the top 1%.

Will Hutton observes that the trends that so disturbed him twenty years ago have become more marked. Britain must recognise that its problems are largely made at home - and act to change them. With technological possibilities multiplying, a wholesale makeover of the state, business and the financial system is needed to seize the opportunities by being both fairer and more innovative. The aim must be to create an economy, society and democracy in which the mass of citizens flourish.

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Will Hutton is principal of Hertford College, Oxford and columnist for the Observer, where he was editor, then editor-in-chief for four years. He began his career in journalism as economics correspondent for the BBC's Newsnight and for the Guardian. He is the author of several bestselling books, including The Writing on the Wall: China and the West in the 21st Century, The State We’re In and The World We’re In.

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Bristol Ideas is a leading organisation for public debate and learning, bringing together arts and sciences to explore the key issues of our time. Our year-round events programme features writers and thinkers from all over the world.


























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