Wed 10 July: Vulture Capitalism in Conversation with Grace Blakely

Wed 10 July: Vulture Capitalism in Conversation with Grace Blakely

Join acclaimed political commentator, economist and author Grace Blakeley for a thought-provoking discussion unravelling how capitalism has gone wrong, hosted by Emma de Saram. 

 

Everything you know about capitalism is wrong.

Free markets aren't really free. Record corporate pro­fits don't trickle down to everyone else. And we aren't empowered to make our own choices - they're made for us every day.

In Vulture Capitalism, acclaimed journalist Grace Blakeley takes on the world's most powerful corporations by showing how the causes of our modern crisis are the intended result of our capitalist system. It's not broken, it's working exactly as planned. From JPMorgan to Boeing, Henry Ford to Richard Nixon, Blakeley shows us exactly where late-stage capitalism has gone wrong.

Grace Blakeley is a staff writer at Tribune Magazine and author of several books, including 'Vulture Capitalism: Corporate Crimes, Backdoor Bailouts and the Death of Freedom' - as well as 'The Corona Crash: How the pandemic will change capitalism' and 'Stolen: How to save the world from financialisation'. 

She is the former economics commentator for the New Statesman, and a former Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Policy Research. She appears frequently in UK and international media, including appearances on BBC Question Time, ITV's Good Morning Britain, Talk TV's Piers Morgan Uncensored and MTV News.

Friday 21st June

6-8pm

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