The Contradictions of Capitalism

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RSA House, London

  • Economics and Finance
  • Social networks

One of the world’s most respected public thinkers visits the RSA to explore the hidden workings of capital. David Harvey, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at the City University of New York Graduate School, unravels the paradoxes at the heart of capitalism and offers a manifesto for a new way forward.

Is it possible to create a fair, rational, and sustainable society within the confines of the capitalist system, and, if so - how?

David Harvey unravels the paradoxes at the heart of capitalism – its drive, for example, to accrue capital beyond the means of investing it; its imperative to use labour-saving technologies that leave consumers without adequate means of consumption; and its habit of exploiting nature to achieve its ends.

Can capitalism survive its contradictions?

Speaker: David Harvey Distinguished professor of Anthropology at the City University of New York Graduate School.

Chair: Matthew Taylor, RSA chief executive.

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