Why is economic inequality growing? Why do both individuals and nations face growing debts? Where does money come from? And how to recognise an economic crisis when we see one?

This section will be the festival’s crash course in the rules of the Western model of economics. The leitmotif of this section is the understanding of the rules of the game, which benefits only a small part of its players. We understand the economy as the practical application and economics as the theoretical science that should provide us with simple analytical tools. The programme also reflects the current topics of degrowth, sustainable growth or doughnut economics. It is difficult to discuss degrowth when people are often unaware of what drives the growth or how money is created