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Economics of Good and Evil: A luncheon discussion with Tomáš Sedláček

Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - 12:00pm

World Policy Institute and the Institute for Public Knowledge at NYU present:

Economics of Good and Evil: 
A Public lunch and book discussion with Tomáš Sedláček

Wednesday, October 5, 2011
12 noon to 1:45PM
Institute for Public Knowledge at NYU
20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor
New York , NY

Lunch will be served beginning at noon, and the discussion will begin at 12:15

Named one of the "five hot minds in economics," Tomas Sedlacek has shaken the study of economics by arguing a simple, almost heretical proposition: economics is ultimately about good and evil. In his acclaimed and original new book, the Czech economist radically rethinks his field, looking to poets and philosophers to re-cast economic logic in terms of culture, religion and values. At a time when faith in markets has been deeply shaken, he raises important questions about the assumptions that determine economic success or failure. Sedlacek takes us on a tour de force exploration of economic thinking over the millennia: from the epic of Gilgamesh and the Old Testament to the emergence of Christianity; from Descartes and Adam Smith to the consumerism in Fight Club. In the process, he challenges the way we calculate economic value, humanizes the field of economics and offers fresh ideas that may offer a path forward from the current crisis.

About the Author:

Tomas Sedlacek is Chief Macroeconomic Strategist at ČSOB, the biggest Czech bank, lectures at Charles University, and is a member of the National Economic Council in Prague, where the original version of this book was a national bestseller and was also adapted as a popular theater-piece. He worked as an advisor of Vaclav Havel, the first Czech president after the fall of communism, and is a regular columnist and popular radio and TV commentator.

When:

Wednesday, October 5
12 Noon to 1:45PM
Lunch will be served beginning at noon, and the discussion will begin at 12:15

Where:

Institute for Public Knowledge at NYU
20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor
New York , NY

Payment and Registration:

This luncheon discussion is open to the public. Advance registration and payment are required to reserve a seat.

Economics of Good and Evil: The Quest for Economic Meaning from Gilgamesh to Wall Street (list price $27.95) will be on sale at the event for $20; $15 for WPI Members and IPK affiliates. 

  • Event is Free for WPI members and IPK affiliates
  • Regular Admission: $15; admission + book: $25
  • Nonprofit Admission: $10; admission + book: $20
  • Student Admission: $5; admission + book: $15

WPI Members & IPK Affiliates:  register by emailing events@worldpolicy.org by October 3 with your name and affiliation. 

Non-members:
Payments can be made online via PayPal HERE:

Economics of Good and Evil - Oct. 5, 2011

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The Institute for Public Knowledge (IPK) brings theoretically serious scholarship to bear on major public issues. Located at NYU, it nurtures collaboration among social researchers in New York and around the world. It builds bridges between university-based researchers and organizations pursuing practical action. It supports communication between researchers and broader publics. And it examines transformations in the public sphere, social science, and the university as a social institution as these change the conditions for public knowledge.

The World Policy Institute and World Policy Journal engage fresh ideas and new voices from around the world to address critical shared challenges. We provide a forum for solution-focused policy analysis and public debate toward an inclusive and sustainable global market economy, effective and fair governance, and collaborative approaches to security.

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