Talk Description: The UK economy is stuck in a rut, with low investment, stagnant incomes and wealth is concentrated in the hands of fewer and fewer people. David Clarke will explain how the money and banking system is at the root of our current malaise, with the interests of the financial sector prioritised above the needs of the wider economy. David will outline Positive Money’s vision for a new system that’s fit for the challenges we face.
About the Speaker: David Clarke
David leads Positive Money’s work on policy development, political influencing and media relations. He previously worked for ShareAction, where he campaigned for greater democracy and accountability in the investment system.
About Positive Money:
Positive Money are a team of researchers and campaigners working with economists, academics, journalists, policy makers and the public to bring about a fairer money and banking system. To deal with the big social, economic and environmental challenges we’re facing today, we need to transform our money and banking system. Positive Money’s vision is for a fair, democratic, and sustainable economy which provides affordable homes, brings down inequality and doesn’t cause financial crises. Their staff team and wider network of supporters campaign and do research on six main areas including digital cash, QE for people, and making our banks work for us.