November 5, 2019
Stolen: How to Save the World from Financialization
Verso Books
November 5, 2019
7.00pm - 9.00pm
Verso Books
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
Launch event for Grace Blakeley’s Stolen: How to Save the World from Financialisation (Repeater Books)

Please join us at the Verso Loft for the launch of Grace Blakeley’s Stolen: How to Save the World from Financialisation (Repeater Books).

The event is co-sponsored by NYC Democratic Socialists of America and Labour International.  

Grace will be joined in conversation by Bhaskar Sunkara, founder of Jacobin and author of The Socialist Manifesto.  

The event will be livestreamed and books will be available for sale. Beer and wine will be available for a donation.

Stolen is a must-read account of why the recovery from the 2007-08 crash mostly benefited the 1%, and how only democratic socialism can save us from a new crash and climate catastrophe. 

In the decade leading up to the 2008 financial crisis, booming banks, rising house prices and cheap consumer goods propped up living standards in the rich world. Thirty years of rocketing debt and financial wizardry had masked the deep underlying fragility of finance-led growth, and in 2008 we were forced to pay up. 

Stolen is a history of finance-led growth and a guide as to how we might escape it. We've sat back as financial capitalism has stolen our economies, our environment and even the future itself. Now, we have an opportunity to change course. What happens next is up to us.


“A clear, accessible and informative guide to Left economics, showing how we got to this era of capitalist crisis, environmental catastrophe and insurgent socialist revival. Grace Blakeley offers radical solutions to an exploitative and unfair system.” —Bhaskar Sunkara, founder and editor of Jacobin

“Grace Blakeley is one of the sharpest of a new generation of economic and political thinkers … A must-read for today's activists on both sides of the Atlantic.”—Sarah Jaffe, author of Necessary Trouble: Americans in Revolt

“The best thing I’ve read about how we got into this mess, and how we get out.” — Frankie Boyle

“One of the most inspiring, thought provoking and insightful voices on the left offers a route map out of this crisis – and this is a must read anyone who wants to change the world.” — Owen Jones


Grace Blakeley is economics commentator for the New Statesman and a research fellow at the Institute for Public Policy Research. She sits on the UK Labour Party’s National Policy Forum and regularly appears on national media as a prominent supporter of democratic socialism and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. Stolen is her first book. Find her on Twitter @graceblakeley.