POSTPONED: Sadly Grace Blakeley’s event is now postponed and will be rescheduled in the New Year

Free Event at Ludlow Assembly Rooms on 23rd November

Before the 2008 financial crisis, booming banks, rising house prices and cheap consumer goods propped up living standards. But thirty years of rocketing debt and financial wizardry had masked the deep underlying fragility of finance-led growth. The decade since the financial crisis of 2008 has witnessed all kinds of morbid symptoms, as all around the developed 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 and take the opportunity to change course.

Grace Blakeley is an economist, Research Fellow at the Institute for Public Policy Research and writes for the New Statesman

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