Blind Spots Sunday 17th March

On Sunday the 17th of March from 4-6pm at Newspeak House, 133 Bethnal Green Rd, London E2 7DG

The event is the first in a series of conversations called Blind Spots, and we are delighted to launch this with our first guest Roberto Unger, a Professor at Harvard Law School. Roberto Unger was one of the youngest law professors in Harvard’s history, he played a significant role in bringing democracy back to Brazil, served in Lula’s government as a minister and has been called “a prophet” by the famed philosopher Richard Rorty. A key influence and inspiration to Obama he was also one of Obama’s toughest critics.

He will be speaking on the Knowledge Economy and the rise of inequality. In the last few years the techno-optimism surrounding the digital revolution has given way to dystopia. Rather than a force for economic and social democracy, digital now seems to mean monopoly and manipulation. What have we been missing for this to happen?

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