6.00 PM to 7.30 PM
Metcalfe Auditorium, Macquarie Building, State Library of New South Wales
Cost: Adults $15, Friends and Concessions $10.
Booking essential: http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/events/events_talks/events
Neutralization is a political phenomenon which is spreading across many countries, Italy being an example. If it happens that the main political parties cannot form a coalition or find an agreement, they delegate the political decisions to so-called ‘experts’ or ‘technicians’, usually economists. However, technicians are not “neutral” as they pretend to be: they represent the official science and inevitably tend to the conservation of the status quo. Democracy is seriously threatened by this phenomenon.