Dirk Philipsen speaks at meeting of RSA in London about GDP

dirk-philipsenKIE Senior Fellow Dirk Philipsen recently spoke at the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce in London on need to move away from reliance on GDP numbers as indicators of economic prosperity.

I have been teaching some version of the history of capitalism for a very long time. It’s a course that always raises some very difficult and profound questions, often questions that deal with deeply internalized assumptions, assumptions about basic things like human motivations or the workings of markets — to what extent do they guide our lives?

Audio of his talk is available on the RSA website.