Promoting “normality” is a political choice that serves the powerful, while leaving the rest of us (i.e. “good citizens”) dissatisfied and insecure … Accepting yourself as you are is an act of civil disobedience.
It affects every aspect of our lives, is often said to be the root of all evil, and the analysis of the world that it makes possible – what we call ‘the economy’ – is so important to us that economists have become the high priests of our society. Yet, oddly, there is absolutely no consensus among economists about what money really is.
Britain can go down one of two routes now. One is to a future based on renewables, alongside greater investment in energy efficiency, where local communities have much greater say how their power is provided. The other is to a future based on polluting fossil fuels.