With the economy tanking, the pound plummeting to an all-time low and a fresh round of austerity coming down the tracks many of us are asking “what the hell is going on with the economy?” Join Bristol Transformed, two speakers from Reteaching Economics, and other concerned Bristolians to talk it through and figure out what comes next.
Tory austerity has created suffering for millions, as well a generation beset with financial insecurity and crisis. Yet our TV, film, music, art and literature have never looked so rich, or so posh. During a period of immense struggle, the experiences of the majority have been pushed to the margins of our collective culture by the legacy media and its satellite industries – making it hard, if not impossible, to challenge those in power. Steal as Much as You Can is the story of how this happened, exploring the rise of affluence in mainstream storytelling, and the corrosive effects of neoliberal and postmodern culture.