WMNEG MEETINGS AGENDA – 2017
26th Jan: AGM and discussion about future speakers and dates for the PCF Carrs Lane Meeting
23 Feb – What are the economic policies of the mayoral candidates for the West Midlands Combined Authority? – presented by Ann Wackett. The election takes place on 4 May. Are the candidates promising anything different from the parties that they represent?.
30 March – Ridhi Kalaria: if not available we would have a general debate along these lines: ‘What happened to Capitalism?’. Is it the only game in town, or can we still have a mixed economy of the kind that once prevailed in Scandinavian societies? Should we be pessimistic or optimistic about the impact of the classic New Economics ideas in a today’s capitalist society?
Ridhi replies: “I’m afraid I’m due to be out of Birmingham on the 30th March at a memorial exhibition in Kent. We are holding an open meeting on the Birmingham Pound on Monday the 27th March at 5:30pm -7:30pm at RBS Bank on Colmore Row, to which everyone would be welcome”.
30th March- plan B – Alan Clawley will present some extracts from Jeremy Rifkin’s 2014 book, ‘The Zero Marginal Cost Society’ – the internet of things, the collaborative commons and the eclipse of capitalism.
22nd April 2017 – One Day Seminar organised by the Planet Centred Forum: ‘Values for the Future’. Speakers, Colin Hines, Malcolm Currie and Christine Parkinson, whose book ‘Three Generations Left’ will be launched at this seminar.
27 April – Reflections on Colin Hines’ book Progressive Protectionism – a round table discussion.
25 May – BREXIT – looking forward – what do we want as the outcome to the negotiations – what do we want to keep that worked for us in the EU, and are there opportunities to introduce new things we think desirable? a round table discussion
29 June – The ‘Mission Possible’ project based at the Uplands Leisure Gardens in Handsworth Wood – presented by Malcolm Currie, who is collaborating with veteran campaigner David Middleton of the Environmental Business Club.
27th July – A discussion on Molly Scott Cato’s book: Green Economics: An Introduction to Theory, Policy and Practice introduced by Robert Kornreich