Ann Pettifor

Interview at The World Transformed, Brighton, 21st September, 2019

  Open Democracy’s ‘OurEconomy’ took part in this year’s edition of The World Transformed, a political and cultural festival with over 6000 attendees running alongside the UK Labour Party conference that aims to build progressive power. We took the opportunity to catch up with some of the figures leading the movement for a new economy, …

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Visions for a zero carbon economy from two generations of climate activists

  The climate crisis has been forced back on to the front pages by Greta Thunberg and the climate school strikers. In the upcoming first issue of the New Economics Zine, Jamie Margolin, a teenage climate activist, and Ann Pettifor, a seasoned economist and member of the original Green New Deal group, share their motivations …

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The Green New Bill – making it happen

The director of PRIME is a co-author of this new report by the Green New Deal group UK, published on the day a wave of schoolstrikes swept the world – demanding action to reverse the potentially catastrophic impacts of earth systems collapse . It accompanies the publication of the Decarbonisation and Economic Strategy Bill, a …

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How to transform an economic system that has driven us to disaster.

This is an excerpt from a Green New Deal Report published today, 20th September, 2019 – the day children and their supporters around the world demanded urgent action on the climate emergency. The Green New Deal Report is co-authored by PRIME’s director, Ann Pettifor, and accompanies the publication of Bill tabled in parliament by Caroline …

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The beauty of a Green New Deal is that it will pay for itself

On the day that my book The Case for the Green New Deal is launched, the Guardian published the article below. In September 2007, as credit was “crunched” and the financial crisis began to unfold, a group of economists and environmentalists, including the future Green party MP Caroline Lucas, met regularly in my small London …

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System change, not climate change.

This article is a slightly edited excerpt form Ann Pettifor’s forthcoming book ‘The Case for the Green New Deal‘ (Verso, 2019). We have been warned by climate scientists that to avoid the most dangerous impacts of climate breakdown and global heating, then humanity collectively has (starting from 1870) a ‘carbon budget’ of about 3,200 billion …

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Jeremy Corbyn’s Inner Circles – by the Financial Times

Today the Financial Times published a visual survey of figures around Jeremy Corbyn, Opposition leader and head of the British Labour Party. The story can be found here: https://ig.ft.com/jeremy-corbyn-labour-inner-circles/. I feature in it. There is one minor error: I did not ‘step away’ from advising the Corbyn team after the European Referendum of 2016. The …

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A brief history of Tory economic incompetence

The following was published by the Fabian Society on 8 March, 2019. On the 4thMarch, 2019 the New York Times published The Curious Case of  ‘Failing Grayling’– the Conservative government’s Transport Minister. Soon it issued an embarrassing retraction: “Because of an editing error ..this article misstated the amount that ..Chris Grayling’s misadventures had cost British taxpayers. It …

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