Wendy Ake


Wendy Ake currently directs the Othering & Belonging Institute's Just Public Finance project. She also consults on the Institute’s application of the targeted universalism policy framework and inclusive strategic philanthropy. Wendy’s work explores exclusive economic structures and the potential of inclusive transformational economic systems. This work is oriented around systems of credit and debt particularly in the context of austerity and financialization. Currently, this work is applied in the context of higher education and student debt, and the realm of public finance in the age of austerity.

Wendy Ake


Building Belonging Economies
Belonging means having the opportunity to co-create the structures, institutions, and norms that shape our lives in order to build a world based on inclusion, fairness, justice, and care for the Earth. By definition, this includes the right to co-create the economic systems that shape our lives, non-human life, and the Earth itself. What would economies built on belonging look like? If we are to build Belonging Economies, what about our economic systems—as well as our political, social, and cultural arrangements—might need to be re-envisioned and reorganized, including addressing the harms of...