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Will Hutton: “How Good can Government be?”
The inaugural Sammy Finer lecture
Join one of the Uk’s leading political economists Will Hutton for a discussion on how good Government can be, for the inaugural Politics’ University of Manchester Sammy Finer lecture.
Hutton argues that Britain does do not have an innovative, productive economy, but instead a capitalism that extracts value rather than creates it.
Britain, including our Government , he says, must be able to create an economy, society and democracy in which the mass of citizens flourish.
This annual lecture celebrates the centenary of the birth of Sammy Finer, an influential figure in developing and shaping new fields of interests in political science and history.
Finer served as the Head of the Government Department at the University Of Manchester from 1966 -1974.
Will Hutton is a former editor-in-chief of The Observer, Principal of Hertford College, Oxford, Chair of the Big Innovation Centre and a columnist column for the Observer and Financial Times. He appears regularly on television and radio commentating on economic, financial and business issues.
He is a director/trustee of the Scott Trust which owns the Guardian and Observer newspapers and is a non-executive director of the Satellite Applications Catapult.
He is also the author of a number of best-selling books on economics including, The State We’re In and more recently, How Good We Can Be. He is also chair of the Independent Fees Commission.
The Sammy Finer lecture is part of Policy week at The University of Manchester, which is between 2 and 6 November. Visit http://www.policy.manchester.ac.uk/week/ for more details
The lecture is in association with the ‘The Development of Government Conference’ which is bringing together a selection of experts from around the globe.
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