Monday, August 06, 2012

ECONOMICS FOR REAL PEOPLE: How the Problem of the Chickens Fixed the Tragedy of the Goats

Here’s the news on tonight’s meeting from our friends at the Auckland Uni Economics Group:

Hi everyone,
Here are some questions to ponder before this evening's discussion:

  • Why do people in shanty towns build their furniture before their roofs?
  • Why did the Industrial Revolution happen first in England?
  • Why do some places produce factories and enormous wealth, while in others all they have are pushcarts and penury?
  • How did problems with goats and chickens seven-hundred years ago lead to an enormous humanitarian advance we still enjoy?
  • And why might your neighbour want to invoice you for his new flower bed?

Join us tomorrow night to discuss the answers to these questions and much more--and find out what they all have to do with our subject: property rights.

    Date: Monday, August 6
    Time: 6pm
   Where: Room 215, Level 2, Business School Building (OGGB)

See you there!
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Keep up with the Econ Group on the web at Facebook & at our blog.

But, there’s more!  Wednesday night sees the Auckland semi-final of the Next Generation Debates between the University of Auckland and the University of Otago, on the subject of Chinese investment in New Zealand farms.

Sponsors tell us that free beer and pizza will be provided, and that registration is essential.

    Date: Wednesday, August 8.
    Time: 5:30pm
    Where: Ernst & Young Building, downtown Auckland

More details here.

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