Sydney Ideas - Paul Mason

6 February 2017

 


Can Robots Kill Capitalism?

Paul Mason, Journalist and broadcaster

Co-presented with the Department of Political Economy in the School of Social and Political Sciences (SSPS) at the University of Sydney, and the Greens Political Education Trust



"The British miners had to be smashed so that we could have Facebook”, so states Paul Mason in his latest best-selling book PostCapitalism: A Guide to Our Future.

Since the smashing of labour’s collective bargaining power under neoliberalism, how is the transition to a postcapitalist society to be enacted? Are we currently witnessing the zombie state of neoliberalism in its death throes? What is the role of technology and automation, as well as human agency, in shaping the future?

These issues and more will animate Paul Mason’s exclusive talk at the University of Sydney. This former Economics Editor at Channel 4 and now writer and broadcaster on economics and social justice will detail that we live in a time when it is easier to imagine the end of the world through ecological deterioration than it is to imagine the end of capitalism.

Join us in this provocative and charged discussion to consider how to make postcapitalism happen.

Event details

  • When: 6.30pm - 8.30pm
  • Where: Abercrombie Business School Auditorium,
    Level B2, Abercrombie Business School
    Cnr Codrington & Abercrombie Streets
    The University of Sydney
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  • Cost: Free and open to all with online registration essential
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  • Contact: Sydney Ideas
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Sydney Ideas - Paul Mason

Where Abercrombie Business School Auditorium,
Level B2, Abercrombie Business School
Cnr Codrington & Abercrombie Streets
The University of Sydney
University maps

When

6 February 2017


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