John Weeks is professor emeritus of economics, SOAS University of London. His most recent book, written for the general reader, is Economics of the 1%: How mainstream economics serves the rich, obscures reality and distorts policy. He is co-author of a study on reform of the economic rules in EU treaties, Bringing Democratic Choice to Europe’s Economic Governance (Rosa Luxemburg Foundation). He is a frequent contributor to openDemocracy and Social Europe. In his consultancy work he has advised the central banks of Argentina, Kenya and Zambia. He is currently coordinating the Labour Policy group of economists in the UK that develops policy briefs for the office of the shadow chancellor.