Clean Start Video: Susan George

Susan George

Susan George, author of 14 books, including How the Other Half Dies and Hijacking America, starts by explaining that there has been a long, silent monetary coup d’état that has transferred value away from labour into the hands of capital. She shatters two illusions: that there has been any rational basis for recent economic policies; and that the authorities knew what they were doing.

How social democrats capitulated to market fundamentalism - and why it’s now down to us to advance our own ideas before the window close

Why we should ensure that the people who have defended this system for the last 15 years do not get away with it; the need for a green Keynesianism.

The ways forward, including high interest rates for speculative, unsustainable business and low interest rates for industries that are clean and green.

Closing remarks