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Can we afford our future?

Britain's population is ageing yet seems reluctant to work longer or save for private pensions and long term care. We are having fewer babies, educating more young people for longer, and demanding better public services, yet despite dramatic wealth divisions in society we are unwilling to pay more taxes.

On Tuesday 16 March at The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), Emeritus Professor Howard Glennerster asks provoking questions about the trends in our society and the viability of its finances. Are we living in a fool's paradise?

This lecture celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, (STICERD) at LSE.

Howard Glennerster taught at LSE from 1968, became a professor of social policy in 1984 and was chairman of STICERD from 1994-2000. Although he retired in 2001 he continues to co-direct the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion.

Can We Afford Our Future? is on Tuesday 16 March at 6pm in the Old Theatre,
Old Building, LSE, Houghton Street, London, WC2A. This event is free and
open to all with no ticket required.


To request a press ticket please contact Vicky Hoad, LSE Press Office, on
020 7955 7060 or email j.Winterstein@lse.ac.uk|


The STICERD 25th Anniversary Lectures continue on Tuesday 4 May with a lecture on Inclusion, Changing Preferences and Public Policy by Nicholas Stern FBA, second permanent secretary and managing director, Budget and Public Finance at the Treasury.

For further information about STICERD see http://sticerd.lse.ac.uk/| 

4 March 2004