London: 10th December, if you are around

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Invitation to an Open Cinema event with Richard Murphy
Thursday 10th December, 6.30pm-8pm
The Screening Room, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA

There are still spaces remaining for our event with Richard Murphy, political economist, architect of 'Corbynomics' and author of 'The Joy of Tax'.

Are there alternatives to austerity? Are we in need of a complete overhaul of our tax system? How can we create a fairer society?

Since 2008, the issues of debt, deficits, and cuts have dominated the political agenda. 'The Joy of Tax' challenges this dominant narrative of austerity and offers an enthusiastic defence of taxation as an important social instrument. Richard Murphy explains the role of tax to a functioning society, and sets out a comprehensive programme of reform for our tax system.

Please register for a space here.

As an “Open Cinema” event, the discussion will begin with a filmed interview with Caroline Macfarland, CoVi’s director, which will be shaped by crowdsourced questions submitted prior to the event, and followed by further Q&A from the audience.

If you would like to submit a question in advance of the event, please email rebecca.macswiney@covi.org.uk or tweet @covithinktank.

This is the fourth and final discussion in our Seven Year Itch event series. Over the past month, we have invited leading authors and commentators invited to reflect upon how we can ensure that economic recovery improves the lives and circumstances of everyone in society, not just those at the top.