Manchester Green New Deal podcast

"We've got to rebuild trust" Finance, Class and the environment with Grace Blakeley

June 22, 2020 Season 1 Episode 15
Manchester Green New Deal podcast
"We've got to rebuild trust" Finance, Class and the environment with Grace Blakeley
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Manchester Green New Deal podcast
"We've got to rebuild trust" Finance, Class and the environment with Grace Blakeley
Jun 22, 2020 Season 1 Episode 15

Safe to say that he Economy as we formally know it has taken a nose dive. Britain has lost 20% of GDP over the course of lockdown as businesses closed up and demand slumped to save the population from Covid-19. But what is the British economy actually made of? Is GDP representative of the actual production of everyday people in the UK? Has chasing these golden numbers skewed the british economy into a place where traditional working class jobs are less important that they used to be? If there is to be a recovery and a green recovery at that, what does it look like under a Conservative government?

To discuss the effects of finance on the environment and the working class  we are joined by economist and writer Grace Blakeley (@graceblakeley). Grace is the author of Stolen: how to save the world from Finacialisation.

**links**
Stolen: How to save the world from Financialisation
https://repeaterbooks.com/product/stolen-how-to-save-the-world-from-financialisation/

Still The Enemy Within
https://the-enemy-within.org.uk/

The New politics of Class: The Politics Exclusion of the Working Class
https://www.waterstones.com/book/the-new-politics-of-class/geoffrey-evans/james-tilley/9780198755753
Graces article on state monopolism
https://tribunemag.co.uk/2020/06/the-era-of-state-monopoly-capitalism


**Shout outs**
Harriet L-S
@harrielspencer

Dianne Abbot MP
@HackneyAbbott

Simukai Chigudu
@SimuChigudu
And his article on the Rhodes must fall campaign from a few weeks ago.
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jun/12/oxford-black-professors-cecil-rhodes-british-empire


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Show Notes

Safe to say that he Economy as we formally know it has taken a nose dive. Britain has lost 20% of GDP over the course of lockdown as businesses closed up and demand slumped to save the population from Covid-19. But what is the British economy actually made of? Is GDP representative of the actual production of everyday people in the UK? Has chasing these golden numbers skewed the british economy into a place where traditional working class jobs are less important that they used to be? If there is to be a recovery and a green recovery at that, what does it look like under a Conservative government?

To discuss the effects of finance on the environment and the working class  we are joined by economist and writer Grace Blakeley (@graceblakeley). Grace is the author of Stolen: how to save the world from Finacialisation.

**links**
Stolen: How to save the world from Financialisation
https://repeaterbooks.com/product/stolen-how-to-save-the-world-from-financialisation/

Still The Enemy Within
https://the-enemy-within.org.uk/

The New politics of Class: The Politics Exclusion of the Working Class
https://www.waterstones.com/book/the-new-politics-of-class/geoffrey-evans/james-tilley/9780198755753
Graces article on state monopolism
https://tribunemag.co.uk/2020/06/the-era-of-state-monopoly-capitalism


**Shout outs**
Harriet L-S
@harrielspencer

Dianne Abbot MP
@HackneyAbbott

Simukai Chigudu
@SimuChigudu
And his article on the Rhodes must fall campaign from a few weeks ago.
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jun/12/oxford-black-professors-cecil-rhodes-british-empire


If you like the show tell your comrades!
Find us on all the socials
Twitter:@MCRGND_POD
Insta: Manchestergndpod
FB:MCRGNDPOD