Laura Basu

Laura Basu is Europe Editor of ourEconomy, and a Research Fellow at the Institute for Cultural Inquiry, Utrecht University, and Goldsmiths, University of London. She is the author of Media Amnesia: Rewriting the Economic Crisis and co-editor of The Media & Austerity.

renewable energy

Is it time to ration energy?

In Bookchin’s view, freedom wasn’t about doing whatever the heck we want and letting others clean up the mess. Real freedom was the freedom to collectively determine how to satisfy our needs in a precious and finite world.

June 28, 2022

preftrontal cortex

Attention deficit disorder, the anticapitalist condition

We owe it to each other to create those spaces of active love and healing. Along the way, we can all learn from the ADD brain’s refusal of labour time and capitalist bureaucracy.

May 17, 2022

supply chains

The solutions to the global inflation crisis are blindingly obvious

The answers to the global inflation crisis are blindingly obvious and have been frantically waving at us from over the road for years. We have it in our power to create systems of production and work that offer everybody a nice life while averting environmental apocalypse. What’s not to like?

April 19, 2022

hand tree

We’re launching a new series on the reparative economy

The reparative economy seeks redress for centuries of harm, and goes beyond financial compensation by tackling the root causes of inequality and exploitation.

June 22, 2021


How to Fix the World

One of the aims of this essay has been to gather some of the ideas that are lying around and help fashion them into a vaguely coherent vision – or multiple visions – of the kinds of worlds we can and might want to live in.

May 27, 2020

another world

Decolonising the Economy

Decolonising the economy aims to be a hub where voices from across the globe and from different political and intellectual traditions can come together to delve into these fundamental questions, join dots, flesh out ideas, and look together to a better shared future.

July 3, 2019