BEYOND GROWTH AS WE KNOW IT - HOW CAN WE STOP CONSUMING OUR FUTURE?
A final audience with Satyajit Das, and launch of The Rescope Project
To be broadcast by Big Ideas, on ABC Radio National & introduced by Mike Hirst, CEO of Bendigo Bank
Coming off a sold out auditorium at the Sydney Opera House for the Festival of Dangerous Ideas, The Rescope Project presents globally recognised analyst and former financier, Satyajit Das, on stage for the last time. Join us for an incisive presentation and probing conversation about the great transitions facing human societies.
Recent economic growth and understandings of prosperity have been based on excessive debt, environmental damage and overuse of non-renewable resources. In an effort to sustain an unsustainable model, problems and costs are being pushed into the future to feed current consumption and lifestyles. But the transfer of wealth from the future cannot go on forever. The process robs the generations to come – our children. How can we change our world to deal with these issues in a constructive way?
Satyajit Das is a former financier. He anticipated the 2008 financial crisis and has been prescient in outlining subsequent developments. In September 2014, Bloomberg included him as one of the 50 most influential people in international finance.
He was featured in Charles Ferguson's 2010 Oscar-winning documentary ‘Inside Job’, the 2012 PBS Frontline series ‘Money, Power & Wall Street’, the 2009 BBC TV documentary ‘Tricks with Risk’, and the 2015 German film ‘Who's Saving Whom’.
Das is the author of two international bestsellers, ‘Traders, Guns & Money: Knowns and Unknowns in the Dazzling World of Derivatives’ (2006) and ‘Extreme Money: The Masters of the Universe and the Cult of Risk’ (2011). His latest book is ‘A Banquet of Consequences: Have We Consumed Our Own Future?’ (2015).
Part of the 2017 National Sustainable Living Festival.
Date and Time
Village Roadshow Theatrette
State Library Victoria
Enter via entry 3, 179 Latrobe St (near Mr Tulk Cafe)
Melbourne, VIC 3000