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The future of the Left and its economic policy

Professor Roberto Mangabeira Unger, Harvard University, will give a public lecture at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) on Wednesday 8 February. He will explore the future of the Left and its economic policy.

Roberto Unger rejects a single-minded focus on equality as the commanding goal of the Left. He will argue for an alternative to the hollowing out of the transformative ambitions of the European Left by the 'Third Way', as well as to the old Leftist programme of governmental direction of the economy, compensatory redistribution through progressive taxation and public spending.

Roberto Mangabeira Unger is professor of law at Harvard University. He has long been active in Brazilian and Latin American politics, as a candidate, political activist, and as an advisor to world leaders.

Professor David Held, LSE, will chair this event.

The Future of the Left and Its Economic Policy is on Wednesday 8 February at 6.30pm in the Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2A. This event is free and open to all with no ticket required.

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To reserve a press seat, please contact Jessica Winterstein, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or email j.Winterstein@lse.ac.uk| 

30 January 2006

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