John Daniels explains the rise of asset managers such as BlackRock, and their impact on financial markets and the debt of developing countries. Zambia, central Africa: home to a rapidly … Continue reading Confronting the power of the asset managers
Every January the world’s powerbrokers meet in Davos, Switzerland, for the World Economic Forum. While issues such as climate change or inequality are on the agenda, it is best known … Continue reading How the billionaires devoured the world
In the latest Joy in Enough talk, Eva Watkinson told us about why debt cancellation should be part of addressing climate change. Head of Campaigns and Engagement at the Jubilee … Continue reading Talk: Why the climate crisis needs debt cancellation
Following on the heels of the Great Financial Crash of 2008, the pandemic has left states, businesses and households hopelessly indebted. But what do ‘debt’ and ‘credit’ really mean anyway? … Continue reading Talk: Philip Goodchild on credit and faith
You may have caught Rev John Daniels’ recent talk titled Jesus and the Magic Money Tree, delivered in November as part of our Joy in Enough series of talks. The … Continue reading Jesus and the Magic Money Tree
Andii Bowsher explores the perennial question of how to fund the transition to a fair and sustainable economy. There are lots of good ideas for how we can begin to … Continue reading How shall we pay for it?
One of our central critiques at Joy in Enough is that modern consumerist societies are bad at measuring progress. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is the metric of choice, but it’s … Continue reading Measuring progress with the Happy Planet Index
Catherine Masterman considers what a marble run can tell us about the economy. Everyone loves a marble run – it must be one of the most enduring toys. Its addictive … Continue reading Spending your marbles