In Defence of the Commons: Guy Standing in Conversation with Tom Hodgkinson

Wednesday 6th November

Unit price

£19.00


Prof Standing wants more idleness for everyone

We are losing the commons. Austerity and neoliberal policies have depleted our shared wealth; our national utilities have been sold off to foreign conglomerates, social housing is almost non-existent, our parks are cordoned off for private events and our national art galleries are sponsored by banks and oil companies.

This plunder deprives us all of our common rights, recognised as far back as the Magna Carta and the Charter of the Forest of 1217, to share fairly and equitably in our public wealth.

In his new book Plunder of the Commons economist Guy Standing shows how much public wealth has been redirected to the 1% in recent decades through the state-approved exploitation of everything from our land, to our state housing, health and benefit systems, to our justice system, schools, newspapers and even the air we breathe.

Plunder of the Commons proposes a charter for a new form of commoning, of remembering, guarding and sharing that which belongs to us all, to slash inequality and soothe our current political instability.

At this special event in the Marx Memorial Library we’ll be asking Professor Standing how this positive manifesto could guide us back to a natural state of community and sharing.

Cost: £19 / £12 concessions


Details

Date

Wednesday 6th November

Time

Doors open 6.45pm

Location

Marx Memorial Library, 37A Clerkenwell Green, Farringdon, London, EC1R 0DU

Number of Tickets

45

To Book

Add to basket, or call the Idler Academy on 0203 176 7907

Cost

£19 / £12 (conc.)

Talk Starts

7pm

Q&A

8pm

Event Ends

8.30pm

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