Contra todo pronóstico, el capital financiero ha emergido aún más fortalecido de la crisis financiera y ha logrado mantener a raya las regulaciones y cargar la culpa al gasto público. Pero su victoria es probablemente pírrica porque se avecina una nueva crisis en la que la ciudadanía global podrá aprender de victorias tales como las reformas en Islandia y reafirmar finalmente su control sobre el capital.
Against all expectations, financial capital has emerged even stronger after the financial crisis having staved off regulation and putting the blame on public spending. But its victory is likely a pyrrhic one as a new crisis looms, one in which the global public could learn from victories such as reforms in Iceland and finally reassert its control over money.
Thomas Marois, Senior Lecturer in Development Studies argues that until people regain control of money and credit, we will not be able to stop economic and ecological crises. Most people don't know that fortunately there is untapped potential in public banks, that make up a quarter of all banks worldwide. Drawing on his research on public banks in Turkey, Costa Rica and elsewhere, Marois points to the potential and problems of public banks and how we might harness them to deliver social and environmental justice.