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Monday 4 October 2021

Can We Fix Capitalism? With Gillian Tett and Yanis Varoufakis

Gillian Tett is the pioneering columnist who has spent the last decade documenting the rise of ’’conscious capitalism’, a movement led by businesses that have concluded they can no longer afford to ignore issues like climate change, income inequality and social justice. Yanis Varoufakis is the former Greek finance minister who oversaw the bailout crisis in 2015 and has spent the last decade calling for a kinder vision for the global economy

On October 4 they come to Intelligence Squared to discuss and debate their visions for a post-COVID economy. While both agree that capitalism needs reform they differ in the solutions they proffer. Tett believes business can play a greater leadership role in confronting existential issues like climate change. Varoufakis, will draw from his new book Another Now, and present a plan for a post-capitalist future. 

Join us as these two leading thinkers discuss and debate their competing visions.

Book Bundles (UK ONLY)

Book bundles include one ticket for the event, plus a copy of Gillian Tett’s book Anthro-Vision: A New Way to See in Business and Life or Yanis Varoufakis’s book Another Now: Dispatches from an Alternative Present with free UK P&P. Books for in-person book bundles can be collected from the venue on the night of the event. Books purchased with livestream book bundles will be posted within 1-2 weeks of the event finishing. Click here to purchase a book bundle.

Anthro-Vision: A New Way to See in Business and Life by Gillian Tett is available to order from Primrose Hill Books, for £17 (RRP £20) including free UK P&P. Another Now: Dispatches from an Alternative Present by Yanis Varoufakis is available to order from Primrose Hill Books, for £9.99 including free UK P&P.

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Event Name

Can We Fix Capitalism? With Gillian Tett and Yanis Varoufakis



Speakers
  • Yanis Varoufakis

    Former finance minister of Greece and author of Another Now: Dispatches from an Alternative Present

  • Gillian Tett

    Chairman of the US editorial board and U.S editor-at-large at the Financial Times


Location
  • Union Chapel
  • Compton Terrace
  • London
  • N1 2UN
Time
  • Monday 4 October 2021
  • 7pm to 8:30pm BST



Speakers

Speakers

Yanis Varoufakis

Former finance minister of Greece and author of Another Now: Dispatches from an Alternative Present


Greece’s finance minister from January to July 2015, when he resigned, refusing to sign a loan agreement on the grounds that it would worsen Greece’s economic situation. His bestselling books include Another Now: Dispatches from an Alternative Present, Adults in the Room: My Struggle Against Europe’s Deep Establishment; and Talking to My Daughter About the Economy: A Brief History of Capitalism. He is chair in political economy at the University of Athens, as well as visiting professor of political economy at King’s College, London. He is a member of Greece’s parliament where he leads MeRA25, the Greek electoral wing of DiEM25, the Democracy in Europe Movement 2025.  

Gillian Tett

Chairman of the US editorial board and U.S editor-at-large at the Financial Times


Chairman of the US editorial board and U.S editor-at-large at the Financial Times. She is the author of many books including Fools Gold and the new book Anthro-Vision: A New Way to see Business and Life. Gillian holds a PhD in social anthropology from the University of Cambridge and has won numerous awards, including Columnist, Journalist and Business Journalist of the Year at the British Press Awards.