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Exiting the crisis: Towards a model of more equitable and sustainable growth

  • Date(s)
    14 July 2011
  • Time
    08.30 - 10.00
  • Location
    11 Tufton Street, Westminster
Exiting the crisis: Towards a model of more equitable and sustainable growth

Policy Network will hold a breakfast debate on how the trade union movement should influence a new social democratic approach to economic policy in the UK and beyond.

Speakers
David Coats, research fellow at The Smith Institute and editor of Exiting the crisis: Towards a model of more equitable and sustainable growth
John Evans,  general secretary of the Trade Union Advisory Committee
Roger Liddle, chair of Policy Network and Labour member of the House of Lords 

Rapid fiscal consolidation, shrinking the state, low taxes and flexible labour markets all seem to be back in vogue even though they come from the same stable as the policies that precipitated the crisis.  Rebuilding the credibility of the centre-left on economic policy is an urgent part of the programme for electoral recovery. Yet today the voices of the trade union movement swing from being muted in progressive debates to sounding so militant it  finds little favour with either the electorate or politicians. 

Exiting the Crisis, edited by David Coats, examines a wide range of economic and social policy issues ranging from the value of economic growth and new measures of social progress “beyond GDP”, to policies to reverse the role of income inequality in causing the crisis, to the design of a new model of the responsible and sustainable corporation.

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