Today: Vince Cable!

Vince Cable – pic from Telegraph

On campus this afternoon we have Vince Cable, former Lib Dem MP for Twickenham, and former Former Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills.

He’ll be talking at 4pm in G11 in Henley Business School, talking about his recent book, “After the Storm”.

Vince Cable before getting into politics lectured in economics, and got a PhD from the University of Glasgow, so he’s quite a heavyweight when it comes to economic matters.

Even if (in fact, particularly if) you disagree with his politics, I challenge you to come along and listen to what he has to say, and try to reason with yourself why he is wrong in a manner that doesn’t rely on resorting to political differences. Next term we’ll start thinking much more seriously about macroeconomic policy and we’ll quickly see the differences between the major political parties in very different terms. It’s good to be analytical as much as possible when thinking about policies and economic ideas.