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About Time - 21 hours
 
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Moving towards a 21 hour working week could solve many of our most pressing social, economic and environmental problems. Anna Coote, Tim Jackson and Juliet Schor outline the Foundation's vision. For more visit: http://neweconomics.org/21-hours/
Why you can't afford a home in the UK
 
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We should all be able to afford a home in an area we want to live. But for many of us in the UK, with prices spiralling way beyond incomes, this isn’t a reality. Instead, finding somewhere to live can often feel like a game. Why is this? And who are we actually playing against? This video tells the story of the UK housing affordability crisis, explains why prices keep on rising, and offers a way out of the unsustainable mess. Join us to help build a housing system that works for us all: http://action.neweconomics.org/page/s/sign-up-now Read our full briefing paper for more about the systems at work in the housing crisis: http://neweconomics.org/the-financialisation-of-uk-homes/ —— The research behind this animation was done by the New Economics Foundation, the only people powered think tank. We work to build a new economy where people really take control. Find us online: Web: http://www.neweconomics.org Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/NEF Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/neweconomics Animation, production and scripting support by Hands Up.
Tax Havens - Investigating International Finance - Episode 1
 
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Used by wealthy individuals and companies to shift huge sums of money around the world in secret, tax havens cost governments and ordinary taxpayers billions of pounds. International efforts to tackle tax havens to date have been feeble, but there's no reason why action can't be taken. How can we put a end to such widespread tax evasion? This is the first in a series of four videos investigating different areas of the international finance system. Each is a short introduction to a major challenge we face if we want to reform global finance and make it work for people and the planet.
Shadow Banking - Investigating International Finance - Episode 3
 
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Banks make extensive use of shadow banking to get around the rules, with worrying consequences. Shadow banking hugely exacerbated the fallout from Lehmans Brothers' collapse in 2008 and yet there is now more banking-like activity going on in shadow banks than there is in banks themselves. This poses real risks to global financial stability. This is the third in a series of four videos investigating different areas of the international finance system. Each is a short introduction to a major challenge we face if we want to reform global finance and make it work for people and the planet.
Where does money come from?
 
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Where Does Money Come From? is a comprehensive guide to the modern UK monetary and banking system. It reviews theoretical and historical debates on the nature of money and explains how we arrived today with a system where the vast majority of new money is created by commercial banks. In this video, authors Tony Greenham and Josh Ryan-Collins explain the thinking behind the book and summarise its main messages. Buy the book at: http://neweconomics.org/where-does-money-come-from
Stories of Co-production
 
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Co-production is about involving people in the services they use.
Building an economy where people really take control
 
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Marc Stears, Chief Executive of the New Economics Foundation, introduces our new agenda for change and the steps we're taking to build a new economy where people can really take control of their lives. Read more and download the agenda on our website: www.neweconomics.org/about-us/ --- The New Economics Foundation is the only people-powered think tank. We work to build a new economy where people really take control. This speech was part of the Foundation's relaunch event which took place at Coin Street Neighbourhood Community Centre on Tuesday 11 October 2016. For more about the Foundation and its work find us online: Web: www.neweconomics.org Twitter: www.twitter.com/NEF Facebook: www.facebook.com/neweconomics
Private Investment in the Developing World - Investigating International Finance - Episode 4
 
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This final episode in our Investigating International Finance series explores the controversial ways in which global finance interacts with the developing world. Western financial firms can buy, restructure, and then sell off companies, often leaving them saddled with debt. We also look at 'land grabbing', the widespread selling and leasing of land in Africa to corporations, which can result in governments evicting local people from their land. This is the fourth in a series of four videos investigating different areas of the international finance system. Each is a short introduction to a major challenge we face if we want to reform global finance and make it work for people and the planet. _______________________________ Operational in Uganda since 2005, the New Forest Company operates three pine and eucalyptus plantations - in the Mubende, Kiboga and Bugiri districts respectively. In December 2011, four affected community representatives, Oxfam International, Oxfam Great Britain, and the Uganda Land Alliance (a national consortium of organizations advocating on land issues) submitted a complaint to the Compliance Advisor Ombudsman (CAO) on behalf of people living around the plantation in Mubende. The complainants raise concerns about forced evictions and displacement in the plantation area. They contend that the evictions have negatively impacted their communities by displacing them from land, destroying their private property, and forcing them to forgo health, education, and livelihood opportunities.The complaint also voices broader concerns about the due diligence surrounding the project. The CAO's final Assessment Report, along with International Finance Corporation's formal response, can be found here: http://www.cao-ombudsman.org/cases/case_detail.aspx?id=181 The case is still on-going.
Happy Planet Index
 
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The Happy Planet Index measures what matters: sustainable wellbeing for all. It tells us how well nations are doing at achieving long, happy, sustainable lives. For more visit: http://happyplanetindex.org/
Capital controls - Investigating International Finance - Episode 2
 
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Over the last few decades, governments around the world have worked hard to strip away all obstacles to the free flow of money from country to country. The idea is simple: the freer the money, the more prosperous we all become. But is free flowing money really the panacea it's cracked up to be? Instead of aiding international development, there is evidence that it instead leads to asset bubbles, and the speedy transmission of financial crises from one country to another. Could capital controls be the answer? This is the second in a series of four videos investigating different areas of the international finance system. Each is a short introduction to a major challenge we face if we want to reform global finance and make it work for people and the planet.
How local authorities can boost their economies
 
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Local authorities share how they've encouraged spending that boosts the local economy and benefits people. Filmed and produced: by Julian Langham Music by Podington Bear, used under Creative Commons BY-NC Licence www.podingtonbear.com
What are spending cuts doing to our country?
 
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Local organisations discuss the negative impact that cuts to services are having on people and how we can start to change this. Filmed and produced by: Julian Langham Music by Podington Bear, used under Creative Commons BY-NC Licence www.podingtonbear.com
We can do better than Uber
 
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We want to build a driver-owned minicab firm and ride-hailing app that will provide an ethical, co-operative alternative to Uber. Find out more: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/faircab
A triple squeeze on living standards: NEF's Alice Martin on Sky News 12.04.17
 
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NEF's subject lead on housing and work, Alice Martin, went on Sky News today to discuss the struggle to meet basic living costs faced by households across the UK.
The contribution of migrants to the UK economy: NEF's Stephen Devlin on Sky News 20.02.17
 
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NEF Senior Economist Stephen Devlin discusses the 'One Day Without Us' campaign, celebrating the vital contribution migrants make to the UK economy.
Credit card debt: NEF's Andrew Pendleton on Sky News 25.09.17
 
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NEF's Principal Director for Policy and Advocacy, Andrew Pendleton, appeared on Sky News today to discuss the cap on credit card interest payments proposed by the Shadow Chancellor
NEF's Will Brett on Network Rail's railway arch sell-off, BBC 5 Live
 
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NEF Director of Communications Will Brett discusses Network Rail's planned sell-off of railway arches, the small businesses it threatens, and the Guardians of the Arches campaign. BBC 5 Live, 12/6/18 https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b5sc7j
Devolution, cities and change
 
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Devolution, cities and change - Andy Burnham MP, Labour's candidate for Mayor of Greater Manchester, delivers his keynote speech to close the New Economics Foundation's relaunch event. --- The New Economics Foundation is the only people-powered think tank. We work to build a new economy where people really take control. This speech was part of the Foundation's relaunch event which took place at Coin Street Neighbourhood Community Centre on Tuesday 11 October 2016. For more about the Foundation and its work find us online: Web: www.neweconomics.org Twitter: www.twitter.com/NEF Facebook: www.facebook.com/neweconomics
NEF's Head of Housing discusses the new social housing green paper
 
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Joe Beswick speaks on Channel 4 News, 14.08.18
NEF's Annie Quick on Channel 4 News discusses today's inflation figures 11.04.2017
 
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NEF's Subject Lead on Inequality and Wellbeing, Annie Quick, discusses the impact of today's high inflation figures upon households across Britain.
NEF's Andrew Pendleton discusses the Heathrow expansion on Sky News 25.06.18
 
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Read the full NEF report on the true cost of Heathrow's third runway, here: https://neweconomics.org/2018/03/flying-low/
What are the solutions to Britain's social care crisis? Sarah Lyall on Sky News
 
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This week saw more proposals from political parties on how we might address our escalating social care crisis. Sarah Lyall, social policy lead at the New Economics Foundation, appeared on Sky News to discuss the scale of the problem and how we can take action to solve it.
What kinds of organisations do we need to build change today?
 
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What kinds of organisations do we need to build change today? Danielle Walker-Palmour, Friends Provident Foundation; Caroline Mason, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation; Tom Kibasi, IPPR; Sunder Katwala, British Future discuss. Panel introduced by Ros Wynne-Jones, The Mirror. --- The New Economics Foundation is the only people-powered think tank. We work to build a new economy where people really take control. This panel was part of the Foundation's relaunch event which took place at Coin Street Neighbourhood Community Centre on Tuesday 11 October 2016. For more about the Foundation and its work find us online: Web: www.neweconomics.org Twitter: www.twitter.com/NEF Facebook: www.facebook.com/neweconomics
Childcare for parents, by parents - BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour
 
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Britain's childcare system is broken. But around the UK, parent-led initiatives are taking charge to make affordable, high-quality childcare a reality. The New Economics Foundation is working on the ground to support and grow these groups - starting with Grasshoppers in Hackney, London. Our work was featured on BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour, Monday 27 January 2017. More information
From the Fracking Frontline
 
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An interview with community campaigners opposing fracking in Lancashire.
Paper Review: NEF's Annie Quick on Sky News 17.05.2017
 
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NEF's subject lead on inequality and wellbeing, Annie Quick, appeared on Sky News this morning to review the top stories of the day.
Five ways to challenge the spending cuts
 
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How can groups effectively challenge government spending cuts? Activists, charities, and local authorities share the actions we all need to take. Filmed and produced: by Julian Langham Music by Podington Bear, used under Creative Commons BY-NC Licence www.podingtonbear.com
No more Carillions
 
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The collapse of Carillion and the plight of other outsourcing companies are the latest examples of what Bank of England chief economist Andy Haldane calls ‘shareholder capitalism eating itself’. But, says NEF's Duncan McCann, there is nothing inevitable about this model. We need to look at who owns companies and in whose interests they are run.
What happens when people take services into their own hands?
 
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Communities across the UK are giving their own time and skills to ensure local services survive government spending cuts. Filmed and produced: by Julian Langham Music by Podington Bear, used under Creative Commons BY-NC Licence www.podingtonbear.com
Uber appeal: NEF's Andrew Pendleton on Sky News 27.09.17
 
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NEF's Principal Director for Policy and Advocacy, Andrew Pendleton, appeared on Sky News today to discuss the rights of Uber drivers in light of the recent decision not to renew the company's license in London.
Can democracy cure inequality?
 
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Can democracy cure inequality? Sirio Canós Donnay, Podemos' London representative, opens up a discussion between Ed Miliband MP, former Leader of the Labour Party, and Vince Cable, former Liberal Democrat MP and Business Secretary. --- The New Economics Foundation is the only people-powered think tank. We work to build a new economy where people really take control. This panel was part of the Foundation's relaunch event which took place at Coin Street Neighbourhood Community Centre on Tuesday 11 October 2016. For more about the Foundation and its work find us online: Web: www.neweconomics.org Twitter: www.twitter.com/NEF Facebook: www.facebook.com/neweconomics
What Theresa May's Brexit speech means: NEF's Laurie Macfarlane on Sky News 17.01.17
 
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NEF economist Laurie Macfarlane discusses the PM's Brexit speech and the risk of the low-tax, low-standard economy which could result.
Can politics change itself so that it can change our economy?
 
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Can politics change itself so that it can change our economy? Caroline Lucas MP, Co-leader of the Green Party; Zahra Dalilah, Take Back the City; George Kerevan MP, the SNP; Laura Sandys, former Conservative MP; and Jonathan Reynolds MP, the Labour Party, discuss. Panel chaired by John Harris, The Guardian. --- The New Economics Foundation is the only people-powered think tank. We work to build a new economy where people really take control. This panel was part of the Foundation's relaunch event which took place at Coin Street Neighbourhood Community Centre on Tuesday 11 October 2016. For more about the Foundation and its work find us online: Web: www.neweconomics.org Twitter: www.twitter.com/NEF Facebook: www.facebook.com/neweconomics
Stefan Baskerville on BBC News 3/10/17
 
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Digital platforms are here to stay but drivers should share the profits - NEF's Stefan Baskerville discusses Uber on BBC News http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b096vmyl/bbc-business-live-03102017#