Sunday, August 26, 2012

Free Webinar August 30

From CFO Insight:
In light of recent developments in Europe and the rest of the world, financial markets are often seen as destructive economic forces and unproductive parasites to industrious mankind. Furthermore, they are often labelled diametric opposites to the good society. Yet finance can also be a key driver in societal progress. Financial innovation can promote the public good and help societies achieve wider goals. Hence, finance and the good society have a complex and often opaque relationship to each other.

During this webinar, Robert J. Shiller will present the central arguments of his latest book and discuss with participants the role of finance in society. Are finance and the good society irreconcilable, as public debate seems to suggest? Or are they perhaps inseparable, since finance is essential for many parts of society to progress?