Franklin

Economics for the many / edited with an introduction by John McDonnell.

Publication:
London ; New York : Verso, [2018]
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xviii, 227 pages ; 24 cm
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Subjects:
Economics.
Great Britain -- Economic conditions.
Great Britain -- Economic policy.
Economic history.
Economic policy.
Great Britain.
Summary:
Our economy is rigged in favour of a wealthy elite. We need a new approach: an economics for the many. Big challenges lie ahead for our society: the rise of automation and the threat of catastrophic climate change. But so, too, do the huge possibilities presented by new technology and better ways of organising our economy in the wake of neoliberalism's failure. With the election of Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader, and the extraordinary turnaround in Labour's fortunes in the 2017 election, we have a real opportunity to build an economy in Britain that is radically fairer, radically more democratic, and radically more sustainable. But we need the right ideas and strategies if we're going to get there. Economics for the Many, edited and with an introduction by Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer John McDonnell, features contributions from the participants in his New Economics conferences, including Barry Gardiner, Ann Pettifor, Prem Sikka, and Guy Standing. It covers topics from housing, public ownership, and fairer international trading systems to industrial policy for the twenty-first century and how to tackle tax avoidance and regional imbalances. Together, the essays in this volume lay out a vision for a new economics, one that works for the many, not the few.
Contents:
Democratising economics in a post-truth world / Antonia Jennings
Labour's fiscal credibility rule in context / Simon Wren-Lewis
Rising to the challenge of tax avoidance / Prem Sikka
To secure a future, Britain needs a Green New Deal / Ann Pettifor
Fair, open and progressive : the roots and reasons behind Labour's global trade policy / Barry Gardiner
ʻDe-financialisingʼ the UK econo my : the importance of public banks / Costas Lapavitas
Better models of business ownership / Rob Calvert Jump
Beyond the divide : why devolution is needed for national prosperity / Grace Blakely and Luke Raikes
Democratic ownership in the new economy / Joe Guinan and Thomas M. Hanna
A new urban economic system : the UK and the US / Matthew Brown, Ted Howard, Matthew Jackson and Neil McInroy
Debt dependence and the financialisation of everyday life / Johnna Montgomerie
Platform monopolies and the political economy of AI / Nick Srnicek
A new deal for data / Francesca Bria
Rethinking economics for a new economy / J. Christopher Proctor
Public investment in social infrastructure for a caring, sustainable and productive economy / Özlem Onaran
Rentier capitalism and the precariat : the case for a commons fund / Guy Standing.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-227).
Contributor:
McDonnell, John, 1951- editor.
Other format:
Electronic version: Economics for the many.
ISBN:
1788732235
9781788732239
1788732251
9781788732253
1788732243
9781788732246
OCLC:
1020311856