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Gresham Coll: What Do We Owe To Those Not Yet Born
Tuesday 13 Apr 2021
18:00 to 19:00
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Climate change and the over-exploitation of resources now may mean that unless the current generation modifies its behaviour, generations ahead may either not be born or will inherit a world with severe problems. A village or even a nation state can develop rules to prevent depletion of resources so that it does not cut down forests or over-fish the oceans.
But how can that be done globally when the action of one country can have a harmful effect on another?
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Martin is Visiting Gresham Professor of Economic History.
He is a British academic and historian. He was Master of Trinity Hall, Cambridge, between 2004 and 2014. He is Emeritus Professor of Economic History at the University of Cambridge.
He has written two books on the history of taxation in Britain –Trusting LeviathanandJust Taxes, and recently co-edited with colleagues in Berlin a volume of essays on the political economy of public finance in leading OECD countries since the 1970s.
Professor Daunton was appointed Visiting Gresham Professor of Economic History for 2020/21.