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Jul
19

Survey: What do you think of Cardiff Philosophy Cafe?

This month, Cardiff Philosophy Cafe is four years’ old. Which means we’d like to take an opportunity to ask readers who’ve been to one or more Cafes to give us some feedback on the good and bad points of the setting and the format of the events, so we can make improvements where necessary and [...]

Jul
18

Last Night’s Cafe: The Green ‘Paradox of Thrift’

The policy response to the 2007-08 financial crisis and subsequent recession has coalesced around the goal of economic growth – to help reduce government deficits, reduce poverty, and improve standards of living hit by the downturn. But what do we mean by growth, and is it really an adequate vision of the common good, in [...]

Jul
06

Next Cafe: The Green ‘Paradox of Thrift’

During the Great Depression, the economist John Maynard Keynes articulated the paradox of thrift: that people’s inclination when encountering hard times to spend less and save more can be disastrous for the economy overall, by stalling rather than stimulating growth. The Chancellor George Osborne – substituting austerity for thrift – now appears to be falling [...]

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