[Salon] Michelle Meagher: Competition is Killing Us

  • 23/11/2023
  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Full Circle House, 89 Ch. de Vleurgat, 1050 Ixelles
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A salon with Michelle Meagher

 Ideas  / Thurs 23rd Nov / 6.30 - 8:30 pm
Doors open 6.30pm. Speaker starts 7pm.

Is Big Business harming our society and planet? 

In the age of big companies, rising levels of power are concentrated in the hands of a few. Yet no government or organisation has the power to regulate these titans and hold them to account. 

Top business and competition lawyer Michelle Meagher establishes a new framework to control capitalism from the inside, in order to make it work for the many and not just the few.

Meagher has spent years campaigning against these multi-billion and trillion dollar mammoths that dominate the market and prioritise shareholder profits over all else; leading to extreme wealth inequality, inhumane conditions for workers and relentless pressure on the environment.

Competition is Killing Us:

A book about corporate power and accountability and the myths embedded in free market capitalism and shareholder primacy, chosen by Martin Wolf at the FT as Best Economics Book of 2020, and shortlisted for the Financial Times and McKinsey Bracken Bower prize in 2018.

Meagher offers a trenchant analysis of modern capitalism and demands accountability from our global companies, but also offers well articulated solutions.



Michelle Meagher is a Senior Policy Fellow at the University College London Centre for Law, Economics and Society and co-founder of the Inclusive Competition Forum, a think tank focused on democratising corporate power and the enforcement of competition law. Michelle is a UK and US-qualified lawyer, specialising in competition law and corporate governance. Michelle sits on the corporate governance committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.


Speaker's recommendations: 

Break' Em Up : Recovering Our Freedom from Big Ag, Big Tech, and Big Money, Zephyr Teachout (2020); Feeding Britain: Our Food Problems and How to Fix Them, Tim Lang (2020); Spicing Up Britain : The multicultural History of British Food, Panikos Panayi (2010)


Michelle Meagher's website

Competition is killing us - Penguin Books

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