May 24 2018 18:45

At this meeting, we're looking at The Death of Homo Economicus, by Peter Fleming. Peter is the Professor of Business and Society at Cass Business School.

In today's workplaces we work harder and longer, believing that this will bring us more wealth. As this myth becomes increasingly preposterous, argues Peter, it's time to understand why we believe in it – and where it came from.  The story begins with the creation of a fake persona labelled the 'dollar-hunting man', invented by economists Adam Smith and Friedrich Hayek. Today, this persona, driven by competition and ego, is used by politicians and managers to draw a veil over the terrible reality of work under capitalism.  We hope you can join us for another splendid evening over a glass (or two) of wine. Remember that you don't have to read anything in advance! The book is available at a discount from our friends at Blackwell's, who are also kindly offering 10 per cent off anything else in the store on the night. You can also buy a copy online – again at a reduced price – and with free delivery here: As always, we very much look forward to seeing you there! 

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