By Symon on May 14, 2013
Dozens of Quakers around Britain have just taken part in the first session of an online course on busting economic ‘myths’. The course is run by the New Economics Foundation.
If you were one of those who took part, we would love to hear your thoughts!
We are sure you’ll have many questions to discuss after hearing the speakers and discussing things in groups.
For example, do you think James Meadway is right about rising inequality? Did the statistics surprise you or were they old news?
Did his explanation of debt help you understand the issues?
And what about his comments on growth?
Was Rich Hawkins’ talk helpful for thinking about the way we word our arguments? Do you find it encouraging or alarming that people are more likely to believe in climate change if they’re in a room with a dead plant?! How can we talk about climate change without frightening people or understating the problem?
Following Suzanne’s comments at the end, do you think we’re right to challenge neo-liberalism or should we be challenging capitalism itself?
When it comes to any of these questions, we can also ask: what does this mean for Quakers – individually, in your Meetings, nationally and internationally?
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