Stolen: How to Save the World from Financialisation

Stolen: How to Save the World from Financialisation

by Grace Blakeley

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Overview

A must-read polemic about why the 'recovery' from the 2007-08 crash mostly benefited the 1%, and how democratic socialism can save us from a new crash and climate catastrophe.

For decades, it has been easier to imagine the end of the world than the end of capitalism.

In the decade leading up to the 2008 financial crisis, booming banks, rising house prices and cheap consumer goods propped up living standards in the rich world. Thirty years of rocketing debt and financial wizardry had masked the deep underlying fragility of finance-led growth, and in 2008 we were forced to pay up.

The decade since has witnessed all kinds of morbid symptoms, as all around the rich world, wages and productivity are stagnant, inequality is rising, and ecological systems are collapsing.

Stolen is a history of finance-led growth and a guide as to how we might escape it. We've sat back as financial capitalism has stolen our economies, our environment and even the future itself. Now, we have an opportunity to change course. What happens next is up to us.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781912248407
Publisher: Watkins Media
Publication date: 09/10/2019
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 300
Sales rank: 831,395
File size: 448 KB

About the Author

Grace Blakeley is an economics commentator and research fellow at the Institute of Public Policy Research (IPPR). She has written on economic issues for, amongst others, the New Statesman, the Independent, and Novara Media, where she has a regular column. She has appeared on BBC News, the Today Programme, ITV Granada Debate, and a variety of other TV and radio programmes.

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