Who we are

Our economy is in crisis and urgently requires profound changes; both small and immediate as well as radical and systemic.

Occupy Economics is part of the wider Occupy movement, and exists to provide support to activists within Occupy and beyond. We look for answers to our predicament through writing articles and hosting discussions. We squint at footnotes in poorly-lit squat cafes.

Last October we published The Little Book of Ideas, a well received attempt to demystify economic concepts and make important debates more accessible.

That same month, the Socially Useful Banking? event gave a platform to the Bank of England Director Andy Haldane, alongside SME and consumer representatives at Friends House in London. Haldane's comments about Occupy - "they are right" - were widely reported.

The voices of Occupy are not only loud, they are increasingly well-informed. Central bankers are not the only ones who are listening.

What are banks worth?

In February 2012, Occupy Economics brought some experts to RBS' backyard on the day that the 81%-taxpayer-owned megabank published their accounts. How much are the banks really worth to us? Read the highlights of that event here.

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Little Book of Ideas

A small handbook which explains complex economic terms and theories in simple language, to help everyone understand what has caused the economic mess, why it's still continuing, and enable them to engage in the debate about what needs to be changed for the better in our economic system.

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Socially useful banking?

Read Andy Haldane's speech at Friends House in full. "Occupy has been successful in its efforts to popularise the problems of the global financial system for one very simple reason: they are right... it is the analytical, every bit as much as the moral, ground that Occupy has taken."

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On 16 May we took our message to Canary Wharf. There will be more to come. If you'd like to receive email updates from us, please fill in the form below.