Hi, my name is Ismail Mir.
I am a final year GCSE student who will study Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at A-Level and hopes to do Economics at Uni.
I gained a place on the Sheffield Youth Cabinet in an election where over 11,000 young people across the West of Sheffield voted. I work to improve the lives of young people in my constituency of Sheffield West and also of Sheffield as a whole.
Q: Which country are you from?
A: The United Kingdom
Q: What policies, social issues or other are you interested in discussing?
A: I am Left Libertarian who is against extreme wealth inequality and is for social liberties. I think the biggest challenges in our word now are: multinational corporations, global banking cartels, spying agencies that destroy our civil liberties. I am also a brexiteer.
I am particularly worried about the UK’s dangerous levels of personal debt, unaffordable housing, and rising inequality. Leading economists are pointing to banks’ control of the money supply as central to understanding these problems. Under the current system, banks create 97% of new money, and allocate the vast majority of it into financial and property markets. As a result, our economy has become skewed towards property bubbles and speculation, increasing the risk of another financial crisis.
Q: What are some of your hobbies?
A: Economics, Politics and International Relations
Q: What's a book, movie or song you recommend?
A: How the World Works, Noam Chomsky; The New Rulers of the World, John Pilger; and The Establishment, Owen Jones.