The events of Sunday, 5 June, 2011
The main programme of the Festival was finalized by the organizers together with the Scientific Director. The joint programme is made up of meetings organized by representatives of the publishing houses or other bodies, which take full responsibility for these events.
For events accompanied by the symbol, a simultaneous translation service is available.
For events accompanied by the symbol, a live broadcasting service is available in piazza Duomo and piazza Fiera, and on web tv
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The abolition of inheritance tax was one of the first actions of the 2001 Berlusconi government. Reintroduced in 2001, but only for very large fortunes, it is back at the centre of debate today: there are those who emphasize the negative effects of the accumulation of wealth, even to the point of seeing it as a threat to private property; others highlight the inefficiency of this system, given the various possibilities for eluding and evading tax; still others appreciate the redistributive aims of the tax, especially in countries with strong divergences in wealth and limited social mobility, such as Italy.
Our society has cancelled old borders: between public and private, goods and individuals, property and consumption…
Has this made us freer?
One of the most original and influential thinkers of our time reflects on the relationship between economic freedom and daily life.
Presented by Giuseppe Laterza
The experiences of “critical” consumers – and data from the Balanci di Giustizia campaign – show us that the only genuine freedom of the market is freedom “from the market”.
This lecture examines some of the key questions for immigration policy. They include the goals of policy and its effectiveness over different migration streams. It also includes an evaluation of immigration and asylum polices at the EU versus the national level.
Presented by Antonio Preziosi
Without freedom, there can be neither a ‘good’ society nor a ‘good’ economy. However, economic actors are never completely free, but always bound by the existing laws and institutions, as well as by the wealth (or poverty) at their disposal. Moreover, the market generates interferences and conflicts with other fundamental principles, above all that of equality. Finding the ‘best’ ways to address and resolve these conflicts between freedom and justice is also one of the main tasks of economics – today more than ever before.
Presented by Luciano Andreozzi
The human scale development model drawn up by M.A. Max-Neef has been shown to be one of the most effective for understanding the frontiers of economic freedom and ensuring that the solutions which we apply today will create widespread prosperity, without transforming themselves into tomorrow’s problems.
organised by Chiarelettere
Immigration gives countries the option of accessing skills, abilities, ideas and jobs that did not originate within their borders. This creates opportunities for growth but some national factors, those competing with immigrants, may lose out. In this presentation I cover the recent research in economics that analyzes benefits, costs and winners-losers from increased immigration flows with a special focus on Europe and the U.S.
Presented by Giorgio Zanchini
organised by Il Sole 24 Ore
speakers Francesco Sisci
organised by Garzanti
Up to what point can the State delegate social welfare to private organizations? What role can unions play in guaranteeing equal treatment to the new generations of precarious workers and immigrants? And is it possible to imagine safeguards that take into account the strong competitive pressures that exist today, working within rather than against the market? The Secretary General of the CGIL discusses these and other questions with a labour economist.
Presented by Marco Panara
The pubblic is invited to meet Festival speakers in the cafè
in collaboration with young entrepreneurs from Trentino
The recent crisis has revealed the pitfalls of excessive deregulation, and has shown that Ssate intervention cannot be dispensed with, e.g when financial institutions are too-big-to-fail. Should government intervention go beyond this minimum regulatory role? Should the State also play the role of investor? The need for liberalized markets does not call for a reduced state, but rather for an "appropriate" state.
Presented by Frank Paul Weber
The southern Mediterranean area offers an opportunity for Italy and its businesses. However these countries have not yet embarked on the process of accelerated development experienced by other recently industrialised economies. Where may the events of the last few months take us?
Organised by Euricse – European Research Institute on Cooperative and Social Enterprises and the University of Trento, Department of Law
There are goods and services to which the general logic of competition cannot be applied and which pose a limit to free enterprise. The water supply service is one of these. The session will present some experiences of cooperation in the water supply sector.
Spectators present at the events allow and authorise future use of any photographs taken and any film or audio sequences recorded.
at the borderLive discussion of the most advanced research, emerging issues and the most innovative laboratories
dialoguesTwo different points of view, two contrasting ways of looking at a problem and two possible alternatives for solving it
focusA closer look at a phenomenon on the public agenda
intersectionsFrom history to sociology and philosophy. How much and what other disciplines have to say about the economic situation
keywordsA minimalist glossary: the fundamental terms for finding one's bearing and forming an opinion
past and presentIf something happens only once, it is as if it has never happened: the myth of the eternal return of the same accompanies a great deal of literature and philosophy. Is the same true of history? And economics? In the new "past and present" format, the Festival intends to investigate analogous elements and profound differences characterising a succession of apparently very similar events: financial crises, speculative bubbles, fears about the escalation of violence and the invasion of "foreigners". Interpreting history in order to understand the present and perhaps avoid some future mistakes
contemporary witnessesIntellectual experiences, life choices and first hand stories recounted in person by those who have experienced them
visionsOur present and near future in the opinion of important figures on the international cultural scene
the economics cafèThe history of culture often includes public places that have become centres for coming together, discussion and intellectual exchange, from the futurists who animated the "Giubbe Rosse" café in Florence to the unforgettable cafés of the " rive gauche" in Paris. For this fifth edition of the Festival, Trento offers its residents and the festival public the magnificent cafés of the historic centre, in order to inaugurate a new cultural tradition and allow them to learn more about economics and its protagonists, from even closer
meetings with authors
for & againstFor & Against