All of our lives are touched by financialisation in ways we often don’t even realise. For example, part of the reason Cardiff University is currently in a financial mess, and why we’re facing yet more disastrous cuts under Transforming Cardiff, is the amount of financialised debt (in the form of a public bond) we’ve taken on.
The author and economist Grace Blakeley will be having a launch of her new book Stolen: How to save the world from financialisation on 20 November 2019, 6.00 – 8.30pm, at the Glamorgan Building, King Edward V11 Avenue, Cardiff, CF10 3WT.
Grace Blakeley is the economic commentator for the New Statesman and an economist at the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR). The book tells the story of the rise of global finance, focusing on how this change has affected the structures of the British and American economies. Grace is a prominent voice in the media and has recently appeared on shows such as BBC’s Question Time, Politics Live and ITV’s Good Morning Britain. You can find and example of her work here.