Inequality defines our capitalist economy. Yet, some have never had it so good: fossil fuel and luxury goods companies are posting record profits, while the wealth of billionaires in the UK has tripled since 2010. In short, the super-rich are getting ever richer – and doing so at the expense of wider society and the health of the planet. As Greens, we know that environmental justice and economic justice must go hand in hand. A greener future must be a fairer future.
But what are the obstacles we face on that path? And what are the policies that will help us get there? In this Green Talks, deputy leader Zack Polanski hosted Molly Scott Cato (finance & economy spokesperson), Hamza Egal (circular economy lead & Green activist) and Chesca Walton (head of finance and operations at mytalu & parliamentary candidate), to discuss how a decade of austerity, stagnant wages, and rocketing prices have pushed millions into a situation of poverty, and how a Green economy can be a more equal one. Catch a replay of the full discussion below!
Learn more about the topic:
- Book: Green Economics: An Introduction to Theory, Policy and Practice (Earthscan, 2009)
- Book: Post Growth: Life After Capitalism by Tim Jackson (Polity, 2021)
- Book: Kate Raworth: Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist (Penguin, 2018)
- Book: Jason Hickel: Less is More (Penguin, 2023)
Help elect more Greens that want to change our economy into one that works for people and planet:
- Join the Brighton Action Weekend in September to help elect Sian Berry as a Green MP
- Join the Bristol Action Weekend in September to help elect Carla Denyer as a Green MP
- Help get Adrian Ramsay elected as an MP in Waveney Valley
- Support the campaign to get Ellie Chowns elected as an MP in North Herefordshire