Not the Nobel Prize

FYI   fascinating intro to some 20 of those  shortlisted for the Alternative Nobel Prize for Economics. Click on each photo for hints on the contribution of each. Note UK participants  Richard Murphy, Kate Raworth and Werner

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Subject: VOTE #NotTheNobel – 1st round closes TODAY; New blog by Hannah Dewhirst of Positive Money; new issue of The Mint out today!
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The Mint Magazine – September Newsletter No. 3NEWSLETTER 
Welcome to our third special issue of the September Mint Newsletter as the European Parliament voted for the THIRD Brexit Delay, millions march against climate emergency around the world and 5% of the oil production was shut down this week…while the air may be cooling, politics is certainly not…
Luckily, we’re have something positive for you with our #NotTheNobel campaign, and our latest issue of the Mint Magazine! 

Back to #NotTheNobel, we have our final nominees which you can find here. All we need you to do, is VOTE by midnight, US eastern standard time, this Sunday.
Once we decide on the number of finalists, we will run an additional voting round to see which will gather the most votes. The winner will be announced at our event on October 3rd 7pm UK time. More information coming soon…. So, please get online and vote for your favorite fresh economic thinker(s) – you can vote for more than one – stay on the lookout for the next nomination page by following us on Twitter @TheMintMag & keep an eye out for our Eventbrite page for the #NotTheNobel reveal. Oh, and enjoy the latest issues of the Mint Magazine brought to you exclusively, by us! Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to celebrate the work of the freshest thinkers and doers! 
Best wishes
Henry Leveson-Gower
Vote for your favorite economic thinkers and doers #NotTheNobel Highlights.
Have you checked out the #NotTheNobel website recently? As of today 4pm, the top nominees were:
1. Randall Wray – 145
2. Steve Keen–  111
3.  Tom Rippin – 102
4.= Jessica Gordon Nembhard – 83
4.= Laura Carvalho- 83
6. Mariana Mazzucato- 74
7. Kate Raworth – 76

Read more about their impactful work by clicking on their profiles. Vote, comment and debate why or why not these economists should win the #NotTheNobel! 
DISCUSS & VOTE to help us find fresh economics for the 21st Century. The Nobel Prize In the News. Don’t let the Nobel Prizes fool you: central banks are political
Hannah Dewhirst (Positive Money) Published by Left Foot Forward – Who Had the Biggest Impact? Neil Armstrong, Jimi Hendrix or The King of Sweden? 
– Nat Dyer from Radix: The theme of this issue, unsurprisingly, is the impact of 50 years of the Nobel Prize in Economics starting with Christian Felber on the “fake” Nobel plus articles on ‘good’ winners, Stieglitz and Scheller. But we have a lot more too….
We have an interview with Kenyan economist Mwangi wa Gĩthĩnji on African economic policy so influenced by the economic theory, Alessandra Mezzadri on sweatshops and Ingrid Harvold Kvangraven and her collaborators on dependency theory. 
We talk to Jonathan Aldred about his book Licence to be Bad, Rita Samiolo on the tyranny of rankings, Nick Robins on how finance should deliver a just transition, and Andrew Black on the “hero” chief executive, Paul Polman. 
We also discover from Georgina Silvester, their chief operating officer, why Handelsbanken, lauded by John Kay, is different.

Plus we have our regular columnists including our A Level teacher on teaching economic development to children of the elite, The Outsider on credit to the poor and Verity on (not) winning the Nobel Prize.

See below some of our featured items for you to check out…….  Just click on the image to read.
Credit Where Credit’s Due: Who gets to borrow at a fair rate is a pernicious inequality. The Outsider explains. It’s funny how, despite overt concerns, affluent people always find ways to keep the poor apart from them:  housing, schooling, shopping, holidaying, entertainment venues…

The UK poor need access to mainstream financial services. Cooperatives are a good thing but if that is the only aspiration then it’s effectively segregation between poor and middle classes.

Old Wounds – Professor Verity Bastion finds that when pride takes a fall it’s the same the world over.After Boris’s election, I caught a little bit of his gung-ho optimism. I began to think it could be my year for the Nobel. Sadly my hopes seem to be fading as fast as Boris’s smugness. Rumour now has it that Gordon Granman is in the running for the Nobel. This is a particularly bitter blow as he and I have history. And it is not a good one. Development Economics: The Loaded Question Discussing global income inequality in classrooms full of rich kids leads to pencil cases at dawn. 

Nigella Vigoroso-Hecktells a tale of development economics.In 2018 Oxfam horrified us all with their finding that 1% of the world’s population had more than 50% of the world’s wealth. Global income inequality had clearly spun out of control.  Buried further down in their research report, but much less publicised, was the inconvenient fact that anyone with assets of more than £250,000 was in that 1%.An Errant Economist

Stefan Kesting and André Pedersen Ystehede recount Thomas Schelling’s journey. He was recognised for his contributions to understanding international cooperation and conflict, game theory, behavioural and complexity economics, agent-based modelling and global warming. He even influenced Hollywood.Few economists have been appreciated so much from such a wide variety of scientific fields and schools of thought as Thomas Crombie Schelling. Why the #NotTheNobel Prize? Watch the video above to find out. 

The Shortlist – Monday 23 September, 7.00pm – 9.00pm at the
School of Economic Science
: In partnership with Economy For the Common Good, we are hosting a debate on Monday 23rd September, 7.00pm-9.00pm at the School of Economic Science. We will discuss the finalists for the #NotTheNobel and their fresh thinking ideas to address the environmental, social and political crises we are currently facing. #NotTheNobel
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