chapter  2
A post-political climate
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This statement surprised quite a few people who had been following her, as George is a radical and very engaged voice in the debate. As a co-founder of Attac and president of the Transnational Institute, she is one of the well-known faces of the global justice movement and a sharp critic of the current economic system. She admits it herself: it feels strange for people like her to reach out to ‘enlightened entrepreneurs’. In a later piece in NewScientist, she advocates an ‘ecological keynesianism’, quite a radical programme including the compulsory provision of funds to environmentally friendly production by bailed-out banks, and 10% rates for lending to ‘big greenhouse polluters’ (George 2008, 51). At the same time, she presents the programme as a ‘win-win scenario that could provide something for everyone’.