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About Laura Basu

Laura Basu is a Marie Curie Research Fellow at Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Culture. Her current research is on the twists and turns in the media coverage of the 2008 global financial crisis and subsequent economic turmoil around the world. The first English translation of Robert Kurz’s The Black Book of Capitalism by Josh Robinson and Karen Tiedtke is forthcoming.

Articles by Laura Basu

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Why global justice must lie at the heart of the debate about Britain’s economic future

Over the past few years there has been an outpouring of progressive proposals for the British economy. From universal basic income (UBI) to a citizen’s wealth fund, it is encouraging that people are...

How to cure media amnesia

I’ve written previously about the role played by media amnesia in the decade of austerity and general doom we’ve found ourselves in since the 2008 financial crisis. Briefly, after the banking coll...

Five causes of media amnesia

Remember when the banks created the mac daddy of economic crashes? Back in 2008, you would have had plenty of company if you thought the end was neigh for the economic model producing that crisis. You...

How media amnesia has trapped us in a neoliberal groundhog day

It hasn’t escaped many people’s attention that, a decade after the biggest economic crash of a generation, the economic model producing that meltdown has not exactly been laid to rest. The crisis ...

Media amnesia, austerity and the great crisis

In our era, media amnesia has played a central role in the legitimisation of Austerity measures. For certain sections of the media there is clearly a wilful forgetting – or, more accurately, misremembering.

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