Capitalism has long been shaping our world in its image. More recently, it gave us a new variant of globalisation that simultaneously lifted millions of people out of poverty ‘but also generated new types of dispossession and depravity’.
After decades of globalisation that led to its crisis and to the ‘rise of a new militant parochialism’, we are at a point of ever-increasing tumult where we must, as Varoufakis writes, ‘come to terms with this beast that has dominated our lives’.
Can internationalism be the antidote to globalisation?
After the event, Yanis Varoufakis is signing copies of his new book Talking to My Daughter About the Economy: A Brief History of Capitalism.
Supported by the Goethe-Institut London.