Lectures and Seminars may be arranged by the SCN for universities, political groups, trades unions, business associations, and other bodies anywhere in the UK, or Europe, or further afield. Expenses and fees would be open to negotiation or according to the existing arrangements of the bodies concerned.
The following course of lectures have been prepared by the founder of Social Capitalism and author of the 4 source books of the movement, Robert Corfe. Each lecture is of 50 minutes duration followed by a break and then 50 minutes for questions and discussion. The lectures are designed to be given over a 3-day period, i.e. morning and afternoon sessions; or alternatively, once-weekly (usually evening sessions) when this may be arranged.
The new 90%+ “proletariat” - The structure and outcome of global capitalism - Internal conflict in the business world - Dispossession of the old middle classes - Vulnerability of the financial sector - Productivity through labour is the road to stability
The end of class-based politics - An impersonal war against economic systems - Identifying Rentier capitalism - The Social Capitalist takeover of Productive capitalism - Creative Intervention and industrial efficiency - Pursuit of business for its own sake
Classlessness and foundations of disinterested politics - Social versus Unsocial Wealth Creation - Empowering the individual - The role of property in fulfilling personal need - Defining egalitarianism - Ethical foundations of Social Capitalism
The undemocratic nature of disinterested politics - The criterion of Productive versus Rentier capitalism - As a dialectic for energizing functional groups - New Idealism as the methodology of Social Capitalism - Failure of Postmodernism’s war against Reason - The Responsible society