Short Termism: From Flash Wealth to Better Values (Past Event)

Date + Time

May 27 & May 29, 2008

Quick Summary

Senior Fellow Jonathan Wellum challenged attendees to rethink how they understand wealth and the values that sustain it within our culture in his lecture “From Flash Values to Better Values.”

Details

“Our ability to create sustained wealth is directly tied to our ideas, creativity, innovations, faith in the future and most importantly our values,” writes Jonathon Wellum. “An economy not anchored in a strong and flourishing value system cannot remain strong and prosperous.”

Now, with warning bells sounding in the North American marketplace, economic thinking grounded in stability and long-term foresight has never been more important. Join Jonathan Wellum as he reflects on the dangers of “short-termism” in our culture, and its implications and challenges in the emergent geography of the global economy.  Wellum will also look at what a market driven economy rather than a value driven economy means in an era of migrating demographics and large scale foreign ownership. 

Jonathan Wellum is a Senior Fellow with Cardus. Read more about his ideas here.

Date + Time

May 27 & May 29, 2008

Location

Fairmont Palliser, Calgary AB
Toronto Board of Trade, Toronto ON