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Anand Giridharadas on Capitalism in the Time of Corona

In his 2019 book Winners Take All, Anand Giridharadas launched a searing attack on the global elites. Now he turns his thoughts to the post-pandemic world.

In his 2019 book Winners Take All, Anand Giridharadas launched a searing attack on the global elites. Now he turns his thoughts to the post-pandemic world. Is the crisis an opportunity to create a more egalitarian society? How can the powerful be prevented from exploiting the situation to further entrench their advantages?

Giridharadas will explain that he sees this moment as a once-in-a-generation opportunity to reinvent the relationship between the citizen, the market and the state. Policies such as Universal Basic Income, previously seen as radical, are entering the mainstream. Public healthcare workers are being treated as heroes. And grave economic forecasts are leading to a renewed appetite for government intervention in the economy.

So will we see a new form of capitalism after corona? Or will we return to business as usual?

Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World by Anand Giridharadas is available now from Waterstones.


Speakers

Speaker

Anand Giridharadas

Editor-at-large for TIME magazine. Author of 'Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World'


Editor-at-large for TIME magazine, political analyst for MSNBC, and author of The New York Times bestseller Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing The World. He is a former columnist for The New York Times and is a vocal supporter of the U.S Democratic Party's progressive wing.
Chair

Matthew Taylor

Chief Executive of the RSA


Chief Executive of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA), and former head of the Number 10 Policy Unit under Prime Minister Tony Blair.

 

Speakers are subject to change.