The way we measure and develop our ‘economy’ should firmly be about the wellbeing of people & the planet. There are clear, exciting and achievable alternatives that fully align with this vision. Public Services over Privatisation; Investment over Austerity; Fair regulation over De-regulation; Small business over Mega corporations; People & planet over Profit; Political negotiation over War; Earned income over Unearned income; Democracy over Big money; Public money creation over Private money creation; Workers rights over a Race to the bottom; Equal opportunities over Consolidating privilege; Decentralised social ownership models over Central control.
The existing money and financial system is a political choice, not an economic necessity. When the focus is the wellbeing of ourselves and our planet, money can be made to work for us all.
Our re-energised Labour Party will champion these debates leading up to the next general election, whenever it is called.