VIDEO: interview with Ann Pettifor

'Massive investment in the economy to generate good jobs is entirely affordable. A Corbyn government should have the confidence to do it.'

Laura Basu
2 October 2019

ourEconomy took part in this year's edition of The World Transformed, a political and cultural festival with over 6000 attendees running alongside the UK Labour Party conference that aims to build progressive power. We took the opportunity to catch up with some of the figures leading the movement for a new economy, both within the UK and beyond.

First up, we met up with Ann Pettifor—political economist, director of PRIME: Policy Research in Macroeconomics, fellow of the New Economics Foundation, and author of 'The Case for a Green New Deal'.

Ann spoke to us about rebalancing the British economy, the Green New Deal, creating high paying jobs, gender equality, transforming international finance, and how a progressive movement can take power.

Peter Geoghegan: dark money and dirty politics

Democracy is in crisis and unaccountable flows of money are helping to destroy it. Peter Geoghegan’s new book, ‘Democracy for Sale: Dark Money and Dirty Politics’, charts how secretive money, lobbying and data has warped our democracy.

How has dark money bought our politics? What can be done to change the system?

Join us for a journey through a shadowy world of dark money and disinformation stretching from Westminster to Washington, and far beyond.

Sign up to take part in a free live discussion on Thursday 13 August at 5pm UK time/6pm CET

In conversation:

Peter Geoghegan Dark Money Investigations editor at openDemocracy and the author of ‘Democracy for Sale: Dark Money and Dirty Politics’.

Mary Fitzgerald Editor-in-chief, openDemocracy.

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