The power of the people compels you! A Halloween exorcism with Grace Blakeley and Micah Uetricht.
Join us as we exorcise the capitalist ghouls who sacrifice our lives and those of future generations to their lust for wealth and power. Leading us in the exorcism will be Grace Blakeley, author of Stolen: How to Save the World from Financialization, published on September 10 th by Repeater Books, and Micah Uetricht, managing editor of Jacobin, author of Strike for America, and member of the Democratic Socialists of America.
There will be refreshments and candies. Dressing up is encouraged.
ABOUT THE BOOK
“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, founder and editor of Jacobin
“Grace Blakeley is one of the sharpest of a new generation of economic and political thinkers … A must-read for today's activists on both sides of the Atlantic.”
—Sarah Jaffe, author of Necessary Trouble: Americans in Revolt Stolen is a must-read account of 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. 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.
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.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Grace Blakeley is economics commentator for the New Statesman and a research fellow at the Institute for Public Policy Research. She sits on the UK Labour Party’s National Policy Forum and regularly appears on national media as a prominent supporter of democratic socialism and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. Stolen is her first book. Find her on Twitter @graceblakeley.