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George Monbiot, Writer
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Organisations that like us
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The Bank of England, at Future Forum 2017
People who use our products
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...and not to brag or anything, but we're creating some buzz in other places too. Check out our Press page to see us try and explain economics and what we do on the BBC, the i, The Independent, and more.