The year 2008 was a momentous one. The ‘anniversary’ headlines are of course all about the financial crash. As Nick Mathiason in The Guardian put it at the time: "It was the year the neo-liberal economic orthodoxy that ran the world for 30 years suffered a heart attack of epic proportions." While the global establishment panicked, governments rallied round and got the flatlining monitor back up again by pumping in trillions of dollars to stop the world banking system from collapsing. The … [Read more...]
Liz Zeidler is the founder and Executive Director of Happy City, a UK-based charity that promotes "a place-based model of change that puts the wellbeing of current and future generations centre stage."