Five Leaves Bookshop is delighted to welcome political economist Ann Pettifor to give a talk as part of Feminist Book Fortnight and in association with The Centre for the Study of Social and Global Justice at The University of Nottingham) Her book, The Production of Money: How to Break the Power of the Bankers is published by Verso Books .
What is money, where does it come from, and who controls it? One may well ask. To many of us, it is a mystery. A respected economist who predicted the 2008 crash and the reasons for it, Ann Pettifor has a real skill for making the money system, the future of finance, economic policy and feminist economics engaging and accessible. She debunks much of what traditional economists and politicians tell us.
Ann Pettifor is a political economist with a focus on finance and sovereign debt. She is the Director of PRIME (Policy Research in Macroeconomics), an honorary research fellow at City University, a fellow of the New Economics Foundation, and has an honorary doctorate from Newcastle University. She has served on the board of the UN Development Report and in 2015 was invited onto the Economic Advisory Board by the British Labour Party leader, Jeremy Corbyn. She is the author of The Real World Economic Outlook and The Coming First World Debt Crisis, and co-authored The Green New Deal and The Economic Consequences of Mr Osborne. She also writes regularly for The Guardian.
“Ann Pettifor was always the ideal author of a book that shatters the fantasy of apolitical money and the toxic myth that monetary policy must remain a democracy-free zone. This book is now a reality.”
– Yanis Varoufakis, author of And the Weak Suffer What they Must?
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