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18 April 2008


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Tony Weekes urges Friends to consider a people-centred approach to the economy
Irish Friends have been urged to think radically about the economy and how it can be made more 'people-centred'

  • Munster Quarterly Meeting heard from Tony Weekes of South Belfast Meeting about the way orthodox economics places far too much emphasis on economic growth, economic competition and faith in free markets, while disastrously ignoring the value of diversity, cooperation, symbiosis, creativity and the overall well-being and quality of life of the people in a society
  • Through his position as a Woodbrooke Ferguson Fellow, Tony is working to develop some of these ideas

  • Denise C Gabuzda & Irenée Rajaona-Horne

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