Monetising misery & the future of capitalism – ABC Radio National, BIG IDEAS program

20/03/2020 by

Enormous global corporations and financial institutions are now, some say, more powerful than governments. Rules that once constrained and regulated capitalism have gone. And when their power causes massive destruction, the captains of Big Capital find ways to profit from the destruction. So, is modern capitalism, itself, a threat to capitalism? Or will corporations always be able to monetise misery?

Paul Barclay speaks to Yanis Varoufakis and Antony Loewenstein

Recorded on March 4, 2020 at Adelaide Writers Week


Yanis Varoufakis – economist; co-founder of DiEM25; Greek politician, former Greek Finance Minister; author

Antony Loewenstein – journalist; author

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