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Dr. Dambisa Moyo on "Edge of Chaos: Why Democracy Is Failing to Deliver Economic Growth and How to Fix It"

2:15-2:59pm check-in; 3:00pm sharp to 4:00pm book talk; 4:00-4:10pm book sale

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Date: Monday April 23, 2018 | 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Speaker(s): Dr. Dambisa Moyo, Prize-Winning Economist and Author, New York Times bestsellers Winner Take All and Dead Aid
Topic: "Edge of Chaos: Why Democracy Is Failing to Deliver Economic Growth and How to Fix It" (Hachette, Apr. 24, 2018)
Venue: Desautels Hall (Second floor, South Building) | map
Rotman School of Management, U of Toronto,
105 St George Street
Location: Toronto
Cost: $36.50 plus HST per person (includes 1 hardcover copy of "Edge of Chaos" and 1 seat for the talk)
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BOOK SYNOPSIS: From an internationally acclaimed economist, a provocative call to jump-start economic growth by aggressively overhauling liberal democracy. Around the world, people who are angry at stagnant wages and growing inequality have rebelled against established governments and turned to political extremes. Liberal democracy, history's greatest engine of growth, now struggles to overcome unprecedented economic headwinds--from aging populations to scarce resources to unsustainable debt burdens. Hobbled by short-term thinking and ideological dogma, democracies risk falling prey to nationalism and protectionism that will deliver declining living standards. In Edge of Chaos, Dambisa Moyo shows why economic growth is essential to global stability, and why liberal democracies are failing to produce it today. Rather than turning away from democracy, she argues, we must fundamentally reform it. Edge of Chaos presents a radical blueprint for change in order to galvanize growth and ensure the survival of democracy in the twenty-first century.

BIOGRAPHY: Dambisa Moyo is a prize-winning economist. The author of New York Times bestsellers Winner Take All and Dead Aid, she was named one of the "100 Most Influential People in the World" by Time Magazine. Moyo is a regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal and Financial Times. She lives in New York City.

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