Author’s Dinner with Tomáš Sedláček

Belgium, Brussels, 1000, Stanhope Hotel, Rue du Commerce 9
Thursday, December 12 2013 / 19:00

The Centre for European Studies (CES) will host its fifth author’s dinner, welcoming Tomáš Sedláček, Czech economist, university lecturer and best-selling author of "Economics of Good and Evil: The Quest for Economic Meaning from Gilgamesh to Wall Street". According to Sedláček, over the past six years Western economies have experienced a crisis that has led to an unprecedented level of uncertainty and hardship for countries and their people. With such economies in a depressed state of slow growth and high unemployment, many people are asking how did this happen? When analysing this issue, it is evident that the problem resides in the entire system of growth market capitalism we operate in. Until recently, Western economies were perceived to be built on strong foundations, recording high growth figures. They were encouraged to grow by any means necessary without recognising the flaws in their model. In order to see a recovery in these economies, a range of stabilising measures needs to be administered to create an atmosphere where diversified economies can prosper and where lasting growth can be realised. Please note that this event is by invitation only.