On November 14, 2019, The Wincott Foundation will host an evening debate at the Financial Times to celebrate its 50th Anniversary. This special event takes the place of the usual annual Harold Wincott Memorial Lecture.
The Foundation was set up in honour of Harold Wincott, who was widely regarded as the finest economic journalist of his day. Writing first in the Investors Chronicle and then, between 1950 and his death in 1969, in the Financial Times, Wincott argued persuasively for the virtues of liberal capitalism at a time when many policy-makers and economists looked to government intervention as the principal means of solving Britain’s economic problems.
With the idea of liberal capitalism again under attack, The Wincott Foundation has invited Martin Wolf, chief economics commentator of the FT, and Yanis Varoufakis, former Greek finance minister, to debate the question ‘Should liberal capitalism be saved?’ It promises to be a fascinating and lively exchange, moderated by Merryn Somerset Webb, editor-in-chief of Moneyweek and FT columnist.
The event will be attended by leading financial journalists, economists, business people and regulators. An audio transcript of the debate will be published on this site.