Restoring faith in the market

At 12pm on Wednesday 6th July the Institute of Economic Affairs and The Centre for Enterprise, Markets and Ethics hosted a joint event to discuss the topical question of whether the UK public has lost faith in free markets, and if so, what might be done about it.

CEME’s Director, Revd Dr Richard Turnbull, presented startling polling undertaken by CEME which reveals that the general public and churchgoer’s views of the market differ dramatically from those of the elites in business or the church and considers what this might signal. Has business lost confidence in business? Dr John Kroencke (CEME Research Fellow) and Victoria Hewson (lawyer and IEA Head of Regulatory Affairs) will contribute their thoughts on whether businesses themselves have caused the loss of confidence in the market or if other factors are at play. Panellist comments will be followed by Q&A with the audience. The event will be chaired by Lord Griffiths of Fforestfach.