Grave new World: The End of Globalisation, the Return of History
Friday, 13 October 2017
Stephen King Interviewed by Alistair Darling
£6 - £12
Event duration: 1 hour
Location: Blenheim Palace, The Marlborough Room
Economist Stephen King, in conversation with former Chancellor Lord Alistair Darling, explains why globalisation is being rejected and warns that a world ruled by nations with conflicting aims could risk economic and political conflict and result in a race to the bottom.
King combines current affairs and historical analysis to explain why the world is rejecting an order based on free trade and open capital markets. And he shows what a world ruled by states with conflicting aims might look like. He warns that the rejection of globalisation could lead to conflict and explains how best we can avoid it.
King is a senior economic adviser at HSBC and an adviser to the House of Commons treasury committee. His second book, When the Money Runs Out, was chosen as a book of the year by the FT, the Economist and the Times.
Darling was Chancellor of the Exchequer in the Labour government between 2007 and 2010 and a cabinet minister during all the Labour governments between 1997 and 2010. His time as Chancellor included the financial crash when there was a run on a British bank, Northern Rock, for the first time in more than 130 years.
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