Peddling Doom: the Existential Threats of Capitalism
with Yanis Varoufakis & Antony Loewenstein / chaired by Paul Barclay
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Has capitalism mutated into a system that poses real risks to human beings, whether those in vulnerable groups – the poor, the remote, those who have suffered a natural or human-made disaster – or as an entire species? Yanis Varoufakis (And the Weak Suffer What They Must?) and Antony Loewenstein (Disaster Capitalism: Making A Killing Out Of Catastrophe) ponder whether our current economic systems now represent an existential threat to our species, and if so, what can be done about it.
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Antony Loewenstein is an author and journalist who has written for publications including The New York Times, The Guardian, the BBC, The Washington Post and The Nation. He is the author of Disaster Capitalism: Making a Killing Out ofCatastrophe and wrote and co-produced the associated documentary. Other books include My Israel Question, Profits of Doom and his most recent book on the international drug trade, Pills, Powder, and Smoke: Inside the Bloody War on Drugs.
Yanis Varoufakis is an economist and co-founder of the DiEM25 movement for democracy, which he was re-elected to the Greek parliament to represent in 2019. A former Finance Minister of Greece, he is the author of a memoir, Adults in the Room, and a history, And the Weak Suffer What They Must?, which reveal and explain the catastrophic mishandling of Europe since the financial crisis. Both were number one bestsellers. His latest bestseller is Talking To My Daughter About the Economy: A Brief History of Capitalism.
Paul Barclay is a Walkley Award winning journalist and broadcaster with an appetite for ideas and in-depth analysis and discussion. Paul has produced countless stories over more than 20 years for an array of programs on virtually all ABC radio networks.