Panel: Don’t blame the bankers. Why the financial crisis was your fault and its your job to sort out the mess


In the aftermath of the financial crisis everyone has been quick to cast the first stone at the bankers. But in the end we have to take responsibility too because we failed to be stewards of our own money. Join what promises to be a lively debate as the authors of Philanthrocapitalism and The Road From Ruin set out their agenda for a new “citizen capitalism” that respects people and planet.

Matthew Bishop is the American business editor and New York bureau chief for the Economist. He was also on the Advisors Group of the UN’s International Year of Microcredit 2005 and has been honoured as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. Michael Green is an economist and writer. He has also written for The New York Times, The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, The Times, Foreign Policy and is a regular commentator on economic news on the BBC, CNN, and MSNBC, among others.

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