Have you ever wondered what the 2008 financial crisis was all about or if the mass austerity we have had over the past decade was necessary? Of course you have!
So come down to Partisan for an evening discussion with the wonderful Grace Blakeley, on her new book, Stolen: How to Save the World from Financialisation.
Grace will be discussing her book, having a small Q&A, and there will be some time at the end to chat and eat some homemade food. Politics and potluck, how else would you want to spend a Monday evening? 🗣️🍲
Grace Blakeley is an economist, a research fellow at IPPR and economics commentator for The New Statesman. On top of this, she regularly contributes to Tribune, Jacobin and Novara Media.
A rising voice in left politics here in the UK, Grace is someone you have to listen to.
“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.”
“One of the most inspiring, thought provoking and insightful voices on the left offers a route map out of this crisis – and this is a must read anyone who wants to change the world.” — Owen Jones.
“A clear, accessible and informative guide to left economics, showing how we got to this era of capitalist crisis, environmental catastrophe and insurgent socialist revival. Grace Blakeley offers radical solutions to an exploitative and unfair system.” — Bhaskar Sunkara
Cost: Free (suggested donation £2 members, £3 non-members)
BRING ALL YOUR FRIENDS!