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Will Hutton: How Good We Could Be: Morality, Economics and the Future of Britain

Will Hutton: How Good We Could Be: Morality, Economics and the Future of Britain

Will Hutton, Principal of Hertford College, Oxford, delivered the seventh Theos Annual Lecture on 24th November 2014.

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Will Hutton, Principal of Hertford College, Oxford and Chair of the Big Innovation Centre, gave the 2014 Theos Annual Lecture at Stationers’ Hall, London. MPs Jon Cruddas and David Willets provided responses, and the lecture was chaired by Sarah Montague, presenter on BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme.

Drawing on his numerous writings, and on the Theos report Just Money: How Catholic Social Teaching can Redeem Capitalism (2014 by Clifford Longley), Hutton argued that urgent action is needed to counteract the “cataclysmic” effect of three decades of unfettered neoliberalism. He said that Catholic Social Teaching had an immense contribution to make to reforming economics.

Will Hutton

Will Hutton

Will Hutton is a political economist and journalist. He is a former editor–in–chief of The Observer and director of the Guardian National Newspapers. Since 2011 he has been Principal of Hertford College, Oxford, and is Chair of the Big Innovation Centre.

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