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City Lit Perspectives: Money and Power - The World Leaders who Changed Economics

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Sir Vince Cable

City Lit Perspectives:
Money and Power - The World Leaders who Changed Economics

City lit Fellow Sir Vince Cable in conversation with Mark Malcomson CBE
Tuesday 2 February 2021, 19:00-20:00, online (Zoom).
Tickets information below.

Through economics, our politicians have the power to transform people's lives for better or worse. Think Deng Xiaoping who lifted millions out of poverty by opening up China; Franklin D Roosevelt whose 'New Deal' helped the USA break free of the Great Depression. Or Peron and his successors in Argentina who brought the country to the brink of ruin. In his new book Money and Power, economist and politician Vince Cable examines the legacy of 16 world leaders who transformed their countries' economic fortunes and who also challenged economic convention. 

From Thatcher to Trump, from Lenin to Bismarck, Money and Power provides a whole new perspective on the science of government. Examining the fascinating interplay of economics and politics, this is a compelling journey through some of the most significant people and events of the last 300 years.  Vince Cable will be in discussion with City Lit CEO and Principal Mark Malcomson CBE to discuss the ideas within his new book and their relevance to politics today.

This event is on Zoom. Please make sure you have Zoom installed and up to date.

This event will be interpreted into British Sign Language.  Please note that interpreting is only visible on computers or laptops, not tablets or phones.


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Money and Power - The World Leaders who Changed Economics

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