Presentation at Communities in Control Conference 

Click here for a transcript of my recent presentation at the Communities in Control Conference, held on the 17th-18th May 2021 in Melbourne Australia. Thanks for to the organisers for this opportunity to participate in this wonderful annual conference. I have embedded quite a lot of relevant links within the transcript so that people can drill down further into various arguments that I have put forward. Also, I have also added some more open access resources (see below) that might be of interest and use.


In the series “Economics For People” from the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET), University of Cambridge economist and bestselling author Ha-Joon Chang explains key concepts in economics, empowering anyone to hold their government, society, and economy accountable.

How (& How NOT to) Do Economics

Economic historian Robert Skidelsky expanding an understanding of economics beyond mathematical models, Skidelsky covers topics essential to using economics to better understand the world, such as economics and history, the role of psychology and sociology in economics, and the role of methodology.


The mission of the Economics in Context Initiative (ECI) is to advance the theory, teaching, and application of economics to serve the essential goals of humanity – goals that must include the fostering of equitable societies in sustainable ecological surroundings. ECI’s activities include the production of teaching resources such as textbooks, and open-access teaching modules.

History of Economic Thought (HET) Website

The History of Economic Thought (HET) Website concentrates information and resources on the history of economic thought, from the ancient times until the modern day. It is designed for students, researchers and the general public, who are interested in learning about economics from a historical perspective.