This was the title of a debate at the University of Worcester last Friday. I was on the panel. I made notes beforehand but forgot to take them with me. The panel was eclectic: a consultant oncologist; a social entrepreneur of national note, a director from Barclays, a knowledge transfer guru, two Worcester students who’d made names for themselves – and me.
My initial comments were:
1. I do hope so – otherwise we really are stuffed.
2. It rather depends on what you mean by 'leadership' – and by 'market economy'.
I did mean to mention the circular economy – but forgot! Notes are useful, I told myself afterwards. Peter Kropotkin, Mandy Rice Davies and Gro H Brundtland all got a mention, though sadly not by me. Very enjoyable. Edited highlights will soon be on line, I'm told …