We tend to think of money as a cultural artifact that has evolved from stone disks and precious metals into modern currencies that are becoming increasingly digital. According to Ann Pettifor, a UK-based economist and director of Policy Research in Macroeconomics (PRIME), this technological frame distracts us from the more important social dimensions of money.…
Ann Pettifor is director of policy research in macroeconomics. She is best known for correctly predicting the global financial crisis of 2007–08 in numerous publications.
She recently published The Production of Money: How to Break the Power of the Banks.