New economic order: FGV event brings economist Glen Weyl to Brazil
New market organization, aiming to establish a more just society. This is the proposal of the book “Radical Markets – Uprooting Capitalism and Democracy for a Just Society”. Political economist Glen Weyl is coming to Brazil at the invitation of FGV’s Brazilian Institute of Economics (IBRE) and Brazilian School of Economics and Finance (EPGE) to a seminar on April 2, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the FGV headquarters, in Rio de Janeiro. The event is open to the public.
Weyl will be presenting and analyzing the topics presented in his work, famous among economists and scholars, and which lends its name to the seminar. After the lecture, a discussion will be held with the Foundation’s experts on the topics covered.
Many now attribute to capitalism the causes of social problems such as economic inequality and political instability. According to the book’s presentation, the work proposes new and daring ways of organizing markets for the benefit of the whole society. It also shows how the emancipatory force of genuinely open, free, and competitive markets can bring back the spirit of the nineteenth-century liberal reform and generate more equality, prosperity and cooperation in the context of the current and future challenges of the digital economy.
The book also covers political-economic aspects and brings concrete proposals for a paradigm shift. In it, its authors discuss how the principle of “one voter, one vote” can inhibit the democratic process, and suggest their exchange for an ingenious scheme in which voters would use their voting rights more flexibly, maximizing their influence matters of major interest.
The event will be in given English, without simultaneous interpreting, and will take place at the FGV Culture Center, in Praia de Botafogo, 186, Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro. Registrations are free and can be made on the website.