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Yanis Varoufakis on Talking to My Daughter About the Economy

Monday, May 7, 2018 at 6:00 pm

John L. Tishman Auditorium, University Center 63 Fifth Avenue, Room U100, New York, NY 10003

This conversation between Yanis Varoufakis, economist, academic and former Greek Minister of Finance, and Will Milberg, dean of The New School for Social Research, will build upon the themes in Varoufakis' latest book Talking to My Daughter About the Economy: A Brief History of Capitalism.  

Capitalism has shown remarkable resilience in the face of left-wing and social democratic assaults against it. It grew stronger during its confrontation with communism, co-opted liberals and social democrats (who, in the end managed to change themselves a lot more than they did capitalism), and grew almost invincible after the collapse of communism and the retreat of social democracy. Alas, today, globalised, financialised capitalism is faced down by a mortal enemy: capital and the manner in which the technologies it engenders pulls the rug from under capitalism’s feet, undermining the raison d’ etre of traditional corporations and nullifying the all-important labour employment contract. 

Books will be available for purchase at the event.

Presented jointly by the The New School for Social Research and the Schools of Public Engagement.





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