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Ann Pettifor, the economist and critic of modern finance, explains clearly what money is, where it comes from, and how it is currently controlled. She shows how an improved understanding of money and finance can build more just and productive economies.

A National Plan for the UK - from Austerity to the Green New Deal

8th September 2013.

Ann Pettifor is a member of the Green New Deal Group, which today, 8th September, 2013 published its fifth anniversary edition – a National Plan for the UK. The first report was published in July, 2008, before the collapse of Lehman’s and was (in our humble view) far-sighted in its analysis and recommendations.

The purpose of this report is to advance a much-needed debate about how to move the UK out of the counterproductive politics of austerity and into the age of the Green New Deal. This is a matter of utmost urgency. If it isn’t introduced rapidly, we are likely to enter another economic slump. A Green New Deal could be implemented now if the political will existed. It calls initially for a £50 billion a year investment programme to boost economic activity, in a way which provides jobs on a living wage in every community in the UK, while reducing our ecological impact.

Read the report here.

 

 

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