Public money for social change with Mary Mellor


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In this talk, Mary Mellor helped us understand critiques of neoliberal theories of money, as well as radical alternative thinking on the subject, making the case for the democratisation of money as a route to socially just and ecologically sustainable systems of human provisioning, oriented around sufficiency. In the discussion, we delved deeper into seeming cooptations of modern monetary theory by incumbent elites and hegemonic discourses, and on the concept, the model or indicator of Gross Domestic Provisioning, and universal basic services. Note: In the talk, it is stated that Elon Musk has invested 150 billion into Bitcoin - the correct figure is 1.5 billion. Biography Mary Mellor is Emeritus Professor at Northumbria University, where she was founding Chair of the University’s Sustainable Cities Research Institute. She has published extensively on alternative economics integrating socialist, feminist, and green perspectives. She is a founding member of the newly formed World Economics Association and is on the editorial board of several journals. Her books include Feminism and Ecology, The Future of Money: From Financial Crisis to Public Resource, and Debt or Democracy? Public Money for Sustainability and Social Justice. She holds a PhD from Newcastle University. Links Conference on central banks in Berlin in October 2021 (link pending) About the SPIDERS Platform This series of talks is organized on behalf of SPIDERS, the Seoul Platform for Initiating Discourses on Equitable and Resilient Society, and funded by the Seoul Institute. The talks complement a series of original papers published on the SPIDERS platform, dedicated to outlining the building blocks of post-capitalist political economies and societies, not oriented around growth and profit, but rather good lives and a flourishing web of life in times of profound planetary change. Hosting these talks are founder of the P2P Foundation, Michel Bauwens, and Rok Kranjc, researcher, designer and translator in the fields of political ecology, alternative economies and participatory futures. Link to the paper series:

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