Bookshop Barnie: ‘Creative Destruction’ by Phil Mullan
Q&A and discussion on a new book arguing for radical thinking to boost the UK economy.
In this special Bookshop Barnie, Phil Mullan will discuss his latest book, Creative Destruction: How to Start an Economic Renaissance (Policy Press), with Austin Williams, director of the Future Cities Project. This is the official launch of the book.
While governments talk of rebalancing the economy, Mullan talks about a fourth industrial revolution - a revolution that doesn’t prioritise holding onto jobs, but “lets the low-productivity parts of the economy go”. Discuss.
As Mullan puts it, we have “a zombie economy that is being propped up to ensure the semblance of life”. So is it time to turn off the life support, or continue CPR?
The event kicks off with drinks from 6.30pm with the main discussion starting at 7pm.
In association with The Building Centre and the IoI Economy Forum.