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Runaway Finance: Should We Take Over the Banks?
Jubilee Debt Campaign & Fire Brigades Union

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10 years after the Great Crash, with the financial sector still reigning large, shadow banking, money laundering, and predatory lending are all out of control, at the expense of workers, states, and the stability of the global economy. This session asks what needs to happen to make finance and the banks work for people and the planet. How do we direct investment towards the real economy? Do we need to take control of the banks? And what do we do about the offshore world and the global financial elite? Come and discuss.

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Full session recording by The World Transformed. (2018-09-23)


Ann Pettifor
Economist // PRIME - Policy Research in Macroeconomics

Ann Pettifor is a political economist, author, fellow of the New Economics Foundation, and director of PRIME – Policy Research in Macroeconomics. Since 2015, Ann is a senior economic advisor to the Labour Party. She is famous for her work on debt and the international financial architecture, leading an international campaign which resulted in the cancellation of $100 billion of debt owed by the poorest countries.

Sarah-Jayne Clifton
Campaigner // Jubilee Debt Campaign

Sarah-Jayne Clifton is director of Jubilee Debt Campaign, a charity working to end poverty caused by unjust debt through education, research and campaigning. Previously she coordinated Friends of the Earth International’s campaigning on climate justice and energy. She sits on the board of Tax Justice UK and is a trustee of the Barry Amiel Norman Melburn Trust.

Michael Roberts

Economist and author of The Great Recession: a Marxist view and The Long Depression

Matt Wrack
Trade Unionist // FBU

General Secretary of the Fire Brigades Union (FBU)

Fran Boait
Positive Money

Executive Director of Positive Money, Fran is also a Director of Finance Watch, and a Senior Fellow at the Finance Innovation Lab. Fran was also recognised as one of the most ‘Inspirational Women in the City’ 2017 by Brummell Magazine. Fran has also worked at various international organisations including the UN, Greenpeace, and BP. Fran is also the Labour Parliamentary candidate for Gloucester.