What’s right with capitalism and wrong with the way it’s currently practised. Identifying six key issues which have led to our current situation and suggesting ways of fixing them, Dr Brock gave us a taste of his latest thoughts – a verbal first draft of his upcoming paper MAKING SENSE OF TODAY’S MESS: Two Decades of Attempting to be Right for the Right Reason

About the speaker

President and Founder of economic think tank, Strategic Economic Decisions (SED), Dr. Horace “Woody” Brock specializes in applications of the modern “Economics of Uncertainty” (originally developed and championed by Kenneth J. Arrow of Stanford University) to forecasting and risk assessment in the international economy and its asset markets.

Holder of five academic degrees, Dr. Brock earned his B.A., M.B.A., and M.S. from Harvard University, and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Princeton University (mathematical economics and political philosophy). He was elected an Andrew Mellon Foundation Bicentennial Fellow in 1976. Dr. Brock studied under Kenneth J. Arrow, Professor of Economics, and John C. Harsanyi, Professor of Economics, University of California, Berkeley, both winners of the Nobel Prize in Economics.

As a speaker, Brock is well-known for his ability to take complex and counter-intuitive concepts and make them accessible – indeed fun – to a very broad range of people. His speaking engagements have included the World Economic Form in Davos, the CIA, the Aspen Institute of the Humanities (where he was a Bi-Centennial Andrew Mellon Foundation Fellow), family office off-sites, conferences for alternative investments, and institutional investor forums. Brock has contributed numerous essays to professional publications as well as to the Op-Ed pages of the New York Times and the International Herald Tribune.

Mr. Brock is a noted collector of fine arts and has written extensively about the subject of esthetics. Above and beyond this, he has contributed greatly to the field of social fairness and developed one of the first mathematical theories applied to the concept of social justice.