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Full Circle TeenTalk & Peter Fleming: The value of working

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Modern economists base their theories on the idea that we are all money-hunting, selfish, and competitive. They assume we are dedicated to working and piling up wealth to protect ourselves from poverty and unemployment.

But is this true? Is it wrong for companies and the government to try to convince us that not earning lots of money means failure? What does having money bring us?

Economist Peter Fleming will be discussing what the value of work actually is and what kind of person we should be - whether at work, in the classroom, at university, or beyond.

Join us at Muntpunt Library for this fascinating insight into economics and its impact on our lives.



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Peter Fleming is Professor of Business and Society at Cass Business School, City University London. He researches the changing politics of capitalist employment relations, and has a popular Guardian column on the topic. He has also written for several journals and magazines on the changing relationship between business and society, with special emphasis on new patterns of conflict in the workplace, the evolution of management ideologies and the rise (and fall) of Corporate Social Responsibility. He has extensively studied the causes of organisational corruption in the private and public sectors. Before joining Cass, Peter Fleming held positions at Cambridge University and Queen Mary College, University of London.

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