Join Grace Blakeley and Aaron Bastani to discuss how finance capitalism has been allowed to steal our economies, our environment, and even the future itself, and how we can – and must – change course.
We are at a critical juncture. The ‘recovery’ since the 2008 financial crisis has masked wage stagnation and the growth of precarious work, with political turmoil rife. In STOLEN Grace Blakeley masterfully sets the historical record straight and offers an inspiring way forward.
STOLEN argues that the 2008 financial crisis was not just about poor regulation and greedy bankers. It was about the collapse of the entire status quo. Blakeley shows how every aspect of life has been redirected towards short-term, risky, profit-maximising goals that benefit the few. This has created vast pools of wealth hoarded by an elite which could be going to public investment and a Green New Deal.
STOLEN unveils a bold agenda to transform our economy and society. Blakeley sets out a clear plan for a National Investment bank, a People’s Asset Manager, Debt Refinancing, the elimination of tax havens and measures to decarbonise our economy.
Grace Blakeley is economics commentator at the New Statesman. She is the author of STOLEN: How to Save the World from Financialisation.
Aaron Bastani is co-founder and senior editor at Novara Media. He is the author of Fully Automated Luxury Communism.
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