On Monday, nef and our friends at Compass, hosted an alternative summit to propose and develop new ideas for a new economics, a new politics and the social movements that will bring those things about. Attendees were united in their belief there can be no turning back to the failed policies and ideologies that created the crash and the looming climate change disaster. We heard from a range of thinkers and activists, including Jon Cruddas MP, Will Hutton, nef‘s Andrew Simms and Stewart Wallis, Compass’ Neal Lawson, and Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett, authors of the wonderful new book The Spirit Level.
We also received the following video address from Jayati Ghosh, Professor of Economics at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi. We now bring it to you – a much wider audience – here on the nef blog: