The Failed Experiment: How to Build An Economy That Works, with Andrew Fisher and Steve Battlemuch
Date(s) - Tuesday, 15th July
Five Leaves Bookshop
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In the last thirty-five years, politicians of all parties ceded power over fundamental sectors of our economy to a new oligarchy of corporations. Government has become the servant, not the master, of corporate interests. Andrew Fisher describes this as a failed political experiment. It is not about blaming the bankers, though much opprobrium has rightly been apportioned to them. Nor is it a partisan attack on the failures of Conservative or Labour governments. Instead, this is a book about the much larger political crisis that still threatens our living standards – and how we can resolve it.
Andrew co-founded LEAP Economics in 2006 – a network of left economists and campaigners to co-ordinate a socialist alternative. He still co-ordinates LEAP and blogs regularly on political economy. As the 2007/08 financial crisis hit, Andrew was working in Parliament, and witnessed first-hand the political panic as the finance sector collapsed. He now works as a policy officer for the PCS trade union.
Steve Battlemuch is the Labour City Councillor for Wollaton West, speaking in a personal capacity.
This event is supported by East Midlands Labour Representation Committee.
Tickets: £3.00 on the door, redeemable against any purchase on the night. Refreshments included