On Monday, 2nd February, the London-based Guardian is organising an event at their imposing new building in York Way. There the Queen’s question will be posed: “Why did no one see it coming?”
This event is now sold out. The panel features:Nouriel Roubini, Professor of Economics, NYI; Chairman, RGE; Niall Ferguson, Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History at Harvard University and author of The Ascent of Money; Ann Pettifor, Fellow, New Economics Foundation; Rt Hon John McFall, Chairman, House of Commons Treasury Committee. It will be Chaired by Larry Elliott, economics editor, the Guardian.
Any useful hints, sources and references from readers of this column would be gratefully received…especially any howlers. Particularly looking for optimistic predictions made a year or two before ‘debtonation’ exploded on 7th August, 2007. Cheerful predictions made by economists post August, 2007 would also be welcomed.