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Speaker(s): Professor Lord Robert Skidelsky, Dr Maurice Glasman
Chair: Jonathan Leape

Recorded on 4 July 2012 at Old Theatre, Old Building

Why do we work almost as hard as we did 40 years ago, despite being on average twice as rich? Robert Skidelsky suggests an escape from the work and consumption treadmill.

This event marks the publication of Robert and Edward Skidelsky's new book How Much is Enough? The Economics of the Good Life.

Dr Maurice Glasman is a reader in political theory at London Metropolitan University, author of Unnecessary Suffering and a Labour Peer.

Robert Skidelsky is Emeritus Professor of Political Economy at the University of Warwick. His three-volume biography of the economist John Maynard Keynes (1983, 1992, 2000) received numerous prizes, and he recently published Keynes: The Return of the Master.

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