News from the Edinburgh Book Festival
THE EDINBURGH ACADEMY EVENT
Allan Little’s Big Interview:
Kamal Ahmed (who started his journalism career at the Lennox Herald in Dumbarton) is appearing at the Festival on August 12 at 17:00. Has Capitalism Hit the Buffers? is at the Baillie Gifford Main Theatre, £12.00 [£10.00].
Work hard, play by the rules and every year you will be richer. That’s the central promise of capitalism. So why are plenty of hardworking people no better off today than they were in 2007? Could this be the key factor that persuaded electorates in Britain and the USA to reject the status quo and opt for Brexit and Donald Trump instead? BBC Economics Editor Kamal Ahmed joins us for this keynote interview with Allan Little.