Clean start

12 Enero 2009
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There has been a long, silent monetary coup d’état that has transferred value away from labour into the hands of capital, but the current crisis offers a window of opportunity for transforming the economy.
There has been a long, silent monetary coup d’état that has transferred value away from labour into the hands of capital, but the current crisis offers a window of opportunity for transforming the economy, says Susan George.

How social democrats capitulated to market fundamentalism - and why it’s now down to us to advance our own ideas before the window close. The ways forward, including high interest rates for speculative, unsustainable business and low interest rates for industries that are clean and green. This lecture was delivered on 12 December 2008 at the Clean Start conference, organised by the New Internationalist