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Mark Latham & Ross Cameron with Dr Steve Kates "The Art of the Impossible"
Thu. 27 April 2017, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm AEST
Join Mark Latham and Ross Cameron as they discuss candidly the Trump election win when introducing Dr Steven Kates to speak about his new book "The Art of the Impossible: A Blog History of the Election of Donald J Trump as President".
"The book is a complete compilation of my blogs on the 2016 American presidential election beginning in July 2015 as the election cycle began and ending with the tallying of the votes which was completed on November 9, 2016. It is a blog history, and may be the very first of its kind."
Dr Steve Kates was the Chief Economist for the Australian Chamber of Commerce for 24 years and a Commissioner on the Productivity Commission. He is now associate professor of economics in the College of Business at RMIT University in Melbourne.
Prior to "The Art of the Impossible: A Blog History of the Election of Donald J Trump as President" Dr Kates wrote the first post-GFC textbook in economics, "Free Market Economics: an Introduction for the General Reader" - now in its second edition - which explains amongst other things why the stimulus packages that followed the global financial crisis have created the economic problems we have and undermined our economies' ability to grow and increase employment. More recently, he released "Defending the History of Economic Thought" which explains why economists must understand the history of their own subject if they are going to be truly able to make sense both of the theories they learn and the world in which they are trying to make judgments about.
This special LibertyWorks event is proudly co-sponsored by:
- Tickets are essential. LibertyWorks Financial Members, Friedman17 Conference Ticket Holders and Connor Court 500 Club Members are eligible for free tickets.
- Dr Kates' book will be available for purchase with personalised book signing
- Cash bar (some tickets include a complimentary drink).