Independent Radical Publishing
Fri, 17 Nov 2017, 16:00
Assembly Roxy, 2 Roxburgh Place, Edinburgh, EH8 9SU
Featuring Mary Mellor, author of 'Debt or Democracy'
Austerity, a response to the aftermath of the financial crisis, continues to devastate contemporary Britain. Economist Annie Miller, academic Mary Mellor and researcher Ruth Patrick are three of Britain’s leading, and most incisive minds on social policy.
Annie Miller, in A Basic Income Handbook exhaustively examines and explains what basic income is and how to implement it, using extensive economic data to back up her conclusions. In For Whose Benefit? Ruth Patrick investigates the day to day lives of those on benefits, and how the political attitude to those on welfare reflects, or doesn’t reflect, reality. Annie and Ruth are joined by Mary Mellor who has published extensively on alternative economics integrating socialist, feminist and green perspectives.
*This event originally included Vickie Cooper as a speaker, unfortunately Vickie is no longer able to attend *
Explores the different facets of how austerity in Britain is a form of institutional violence