Ann Pettifor

Ecosystem

Various interviews on de-globalisation in the European and British press

At the invitation of the Evens Foundation in Antwerp, and on 29th November, 2021 I delivered a lecture at Brussels’s BOZAR centre…on the subject of globalisation, or more correctly the need for de-globalisation…Here are some links to the stories published afterwards… In the EU Observer, this article by Wester van Gaal on 2 December, 2021: …

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My Commercial Venture: Part 2 – A BUG killer for Africa?

With acknowledgements to A Jacobson and the IFC report: https://www.ifc.org/wps/wcm/connect/2cd3d83d-4f00-4d42-9bdc-4afdc2f5dbc7/20190919-Full-Report-The-Dirty-Footprint-of-the-Broken-Grid.pdf?MOD=AJPERES&CVID=mR9UpXC

With acknowledgements for the above image to IFC’s Report: The Dirty Footprint of the Broken Grid.    The most promising aspect of the start-up company I chair – A-Deus – is the radical, decentralised and transformative energy concept at its heart. Once operating, the company could help empower millions of Africans that consume very little …

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How Do We Create the Financial Conditions for a Green New Deal?

This is an interview with Rob Johnson of the George Soros-sponsored Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET): “Political economist, author, and public speaker Ann Pettifor talks about her latest book, The Case for a Green New Deal, which not only lays out the urgency for such a deal, but also proposes a roadmap for both …

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My new commercial venture: radical, clean, decentralised energy for UK communities

At a time when Britain and Europe are experiencing a dire energy crisis, and in what is a new direction for me, I have joined A-Deus, an innovative, community- based clean energy company as chair of the board of directors. I have done so for a number of reasons. It is clear that if the …

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Build back better? Rebalancing the global economy

My book reviews of WHAT WE OWE EACH OTHER by Minouche Shafik, GO BIG by Ed Milliband and RESCUE by Ian Goldin, were published by the Times Literary Supplement on 10 September, 2021.  In the preface to What We Owe Each Other, Minouche Shafik quotes the opening line of W. B. Yeats’s famous poem, “The …

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Britain, Korea and humanity’s life support systems.

This was my contribution to a publication of the Korean Labor Institute, 19th July, 2021 Since 2014 the world has endured the seven hottest years in recorded history. The wildfires, heatwaves, droughts and intense flooding that currently afflict rich and poor countries alike, are, scientists explain, the consequence of this heating. Children, led by Greta …

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NEW ECONOMIC PARADIGMS

The following by yours truly was prepared for the Progressive Governance Digital Summit on 10th June, 2021.  The COVID19 crisis illuminated the reality of globalisation. World leaders proved incapable of convening an international summit to prevent the spread of the pandemic and to collaborate on a vaccine for the world’s people – the 99%.  However, …

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A new internationalism on the terms of labour

  This article was written for the Brussels-based Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) and published here on the 7th June, 2021. If progressive European political parties are to achieve both relevance and electoral success, a paradigm shift is required: away from Social Democracy’s attachment to financialised globalisation. If they aim to defeat nationalism, and …

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