The fourth short film from the Transforming Finance conference is now on the Guardian: What would a democratic financial system look like?
Another two videos from the Transforming Finance conference were published in the Guardian: Transforming finance: banking for the real economy (with Tony Greenham of the New Economics Foundation, Prof Richard Werner and others) Transforming finance: avoiding a new crisis (with Prof Richard Werner, Prof Victoria Chick of University College London, Tim Jackson and others) Watch video “Transforming finance – how do we fund the green economy?” with Ben Dyson here
Small history lesson on money was published in the latest edition of Irish Village Magazine An 1830s’ recession preceded the great famine. Worried about their savings and the future, people reined in their spending which only exacerbated the downturn. Since food was actually then abundant, it seemed odd to most people that routine trading was hampered by what was explained as the mass hysteria of people saving rather than spending. While most people, then and now, naturally expect a continuously … Continue reading
Sensible Money - our sister organisation in Ireland – is pleased to announce a one day conference on the consequences of our dysfunctional banking system and what we might do to improve it. In conjunction with Feasta, Sensible Money is hosting “The Money Mess; Consequences and Alternatives” in the Central Hotel, Exchequer Street, Dublin on Friday 31st May between 9:30 and 15:45. Full details of the event are available here and registration is essential.
First short video from the Transforming Finance conference, which took place on 10th May 2013 in London, was published in the Guardian. In this short video, economists such as Sony Kapoor, director of the Re-define think-tank, Ann Pettifor, director of Policy Research in Macroeconomics and also Ben Dyson, founder of Positive Money, discuss ways of funding green investment. The Transforming Finance conference was organized by Friends of the Earth and a coalition of think tanks and NGOs including Positive Money and hosted by the Institute … Continue reading