UK Financial Services Authority Chief Lord Adair Turner gave a thoughtful, long, but probing and reflective talk about what economic and financial regulation should be trying to achieve. One of the parts of his talk that I liked very much was his open query about the appropriateness of economic growth that is unattached to quality of life, jobs and happiness.
George Soros, a co-founder of the Institute for New Economic Thinking which is hosting this conference, sees Turner as perhaps the John Maynard Keynes of our time.
INET Executive Director Rob Johnson — who is a former music industry promoter and has put together some of the coolest comments, music, and video from leading cultural provocateurs and musical talent — introduces Turner in the clip above.
— Steve Clemons