The Corruption of Capitalism [Guy Standing]

Rowcroft, Andrew (2017) The Corruption of Capitalism [Guy Standing]. [Event, Show or Exhibition]

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In the context of globalisation and the latter stages of the neo-liberal phase of the Global Transformation, in what is called austerity, the 20th century income distribution system has broken down irretrievably. Aided by the silicon revolution and labour market flexibility policies, the interests of financial capital have constructed an unfree market system of rentier capitalism.

One consequence is that the growing inequality has generated a global class structure in which the precariat is growing and becoming more insecure and vulnerable. The precariat consists of millions of people forced to live unstable lives, without occupational identify, relying on low and volatile money wages and losing all forms of rights. It is alienated, anomic, anxious and angry, and is fomenting dangerous forms of populism. This presentation will elaborate on these themes, drawing on a trilogy of recent books.

Keywords:Marxism, Capitalism, Labour economics
Subjects:V Historical and Philosophical studies > V271 International History
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V500 Philosophy
Divisions:College of Arts > School of English & Journalism > School of English & Journalism (English)
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Deposited On:22 May 2017 10:02

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