The new economy and systemic transformation

Part One of The Regenerative Activism Series: Deep Change

Participants: Ann Pettifor (Green New Deal), Shaun Chamberlin (Fleming Policy Centre, Transition Network & Dark Optimisim), Fran Boait (Positive Money). Moderated by Ruby Reed (advaya & EcoResolution)

Ann Pettifor, an architect of the Green New Deal says, "We can choose to survive. But in order to survive, everything must change. Everything". This is the scale of the challenge that new economic thinking and radical collective action needs to face. The structure of our economic system, driving both environmental destruction and social fragmentation, needs a radical overhaul. This panel brings together activists and thinkers who are facing the scale of that challenge. Each of them is developing inspiring approaches to systemic transformation, asking deep questions about the assumptions and beliefs that drive the system and the specific structural changes that are needed.


Ruby Reed

Ruby co-founded Advaya in 2015 and works as a curator, creator, yoga therapist and free-diver fascinated by how we relate to the world around us.

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Ann Pettifor

Ann Pettifor is a political economist, author and public speaker. Her latest book, The Production of Money, published by Verso in Spring, 2017, explains the nature of money and the monetary system; tackles thorny issues like Bitcoin and QE, and is written to be accessible to a wide audience. Back in 2003, as editor of The Real World Economic Outlook Palgrave, 2003), Ann predicted an Anglo-American debt-deflationary crisis. This was followed by The Coming First World Debt Crisis (Palgrave September, 2006).

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Shaun Chamerlin

Since 2005 Shaun has devoted himself full-time to exploring the dominant cultural stories and ‘myths’ that chart the course for our society and, in particular, how we might change direction before we end up where we are headed. His efforts have been covered across the UK press, including by the BBC, Guardian, Sunday Times, Independent and Daily Express, as well as internationally by Time magazine, Bloomberg News and the Financial Times.

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