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Rethinking Capitalism Weekend Intensive | Brisbane

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Event description

Economics where People and the Environment matter.

This two-day seminar includes discussion on some of the most pressing economic issues facing Australia today.

Topics include inequality, insecurity, climate change, state capture, the federal budget and a campaign for a fairer and more sustainable economy, drawn from modern monetary theory and ecological economics.

Course outline

Adapted from a university economics subject, the course is divided into nine units, each of which features a 20-30 minute introduction, a 10-15 minute video and at least 20 minutes of small-group discussion. The timetable is subject to minor changes, but will give some idea of the scope of the course.


Adjunct Associate Professor Steven Hail, Lecturer at Torrens University Australia and Economist at Modern Money Lab.


9:30 Registration

10:00-10:10 Welcome, housekeeping

10:10-11:30 Economics is at a crossroads. What comes next?

11.30-12:00 Morning Tea

12:00-1:00 Ecological Economics and Living within the Doughnut (safe planetary boundaries)

1:00-2:00 Lunch

2:00-3:00 The Deficit Myth

3:00-3.30 Afternoon Tea

3:30-4.30 Inequality and Well-being

4:30-5:00 Studying MMT and Ecological Economics


9:30-10.30 An Economics Fit for Humans

10:30-11:30 A Federal Job Guarantee and a Basic Income

11.30-12:00 Morning Tea

12:00-1:00 The Debt Myth

1:00-2:00 Lunch

2:00-3:00 State Capture and the Game of Mates

3:00-3:30 Afternoon Tea

3.30-4:30 International Trade and Development

4.30-5:30 Conclusion – Rethinking Capitalism

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