Q&A: Alternative Economics

Q&A by Anna Laycock & David Clarke at the advaya event Alternative Economies: The Banks, The Myths & The Earth.

We all know that our current economic system isn't working. It is an economy based on ravaging the Earth's finite resources and on immense social injustice. To ensure a more democratic, sustainable and prosperous future we need to look to radical, ethical solutions that go beyond the debt-growth trap. We need to find an economic system where ecological sustainability, social justice, and financial stability go hand in hand: an economy that meets the needs of all, not just the privileged few, and allows us to thrive.

At this event we were joined by David Clarke from Positive Money and Anna Laycock from The Finance Innovation Lab to get your head around our economic and banking systems. We brought questions and concerns to learn more about the role we can play as individuals in turning the tide.


Anna Laycock

Anna leads the Finance Innovation Lab’s work for a financial system that serves people and planet. The Lab incubates the people and ideas with the potential to positively disrupt finance: innovators developing new business models, campaigners changing the rules of the game, and professionals seeking to change the system from the inside out.

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David Clarke

David leads Positive Money’s work on policy development, political influencing and media relations.

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