Straight-shooting Ann Pettifor held a packed audience enthralled without visual aids last night, kicking off the imagine2027 speaker event series.  What Ann doesn’t know about money, debt, bankers and power isn’t worth knowing.  And she explained so clearly what we need to do to get the financial sector back under democratic control.  Best quote (so many to pick from): “Finance should be the servant of the real economy, not its master.”  Oh yes.  Plenty of evidence that if a financial sector gets too large as a proportion of GDP, it becomes a vampire drag on the rest of it.  And who wants austerity?  (Not a rhetorical question.)