Feb 22


The value of working

5:15 pm - 6:30 pm

Modern economists base their theories on the idea that we are all money-hunting, selfish, and competitive. They assume we are dedicated to working and piling up wealth to protect ourselves from poverty and unemployment.

But is this true? Is it wrong for companies and the government to try to convince us that not earning lots of money means failure? What does having money bring us?

Economist Peter Fleming will be discussing what the value of work actually is and what kind of person we should be – whether at work, in the classroom, at university, or beyond.

Join us at Muntpunt Library for this fascinating insight into economics and its impact on our lives.

5:15 – 6:30 PM   FULL CIRCLE TeenTalk

Listen, chat and debate with Peter Fleming and other teens at this Full Circle TeenTalk.

Language: Talk & discussion in English
Location: MuntpuntPlace de la Monnaie 6, 1000 Bruxelles
Registration is compulsory

Tickets: €5   BOOK HERE


Peter Fleming is Professor of Business and Society at Cass Business School, City University London. He researches the changing politics of relations between employees and employers, and has a popular Guardian column on the topic. He has also written for several journals and magazines on the changing relationship between business and society, with special emphasis on new patterns of conflict in the workplace and the causes behind corruption at work.



  • The Death Of Homo Economicus: Work, debt and the myth of endless accumulation (2017)
  • The Mythology of Work: How capitalism persists despite itself (2015)
  • Resisting Work: The Corporatization of Life and its Discontents (2014)
  • The End of Corporate Social Responsibility (2013)
  • Authenticity and Cultural Politics of Work (2009)

Full Circle TeenTalks are an opportunity for young audiences (aged 14-18yrs) to interact – listen and talk – with inspiring and innovative thinkers and do-ers from around the world, on subjects relevant to you, in a relaxed context.