Yanis Varoufakis Meets Ash Sarkar – What Killed Capitalism? | How To Academy

Tue, 18 June 2024

7:00 pm - 8:15 pm BST

Yanis Varoufakis Meets Ash Sarkar – What Killed Capitalism?

Live In Conversation In London

The world-famous economist and former Greek Finance Minister joins Ash Sarkar to argue that capitalism is dead and present a game-changing new paradigm: technofeudalism.

Capitalism is dead. Welcome to technofeudalism.

The visionary economist and number-one bestselling author Yanis Varoufakis joins Ash Sarkar to show how the owners of big tech became the world’s feudal overlords –replacing capitalism with a fundamentally new system that enslaves our minds, defies democracy and rewrite the rules of global power.

But as Varoufakis will also reveal, technofeudalism contains new opportunities to thwart and overturn it, bringing into focus more clearly than ever the revolution we need to escape our digital prison.

Join us and have your eyes opened to the new power that is reshaping our lives and the world.

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Praise for Yanis Varoufakis’s Technofeudalism:

‘What an amazing piece of work this is. Ground-breaking, thought- provoking and highly accessible. Everyone should read it. This is where we’re going. The dark, scary, exciting song of our age. 100 out of 100.’ – Irvine Welsh

‘An important new book … that describes what is happening in terms of an epochal, once-in-a-millennium shift … in Varoufakis’s telling, this isn’t just new technology. This is the world grappling with an entirely new economic system and therefore political power.’ – Carole Cadwalladr, Observer

‘Arresting … an ambitious thinker and a lively writer … Varoufakis is right that we are in thrall to digital platforms, who hold our data hostage and prevent us from switching to “a competing cloud fief”.’ – Times

‘Varoufakis is a remarkable combination of analyst and dreamer… as always, Varoufakis makes his readers think… an important achievement.’ – Financial Times, *Books of the Year*

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Yanis Varoufakis

Economist and Political Leader

Yanis Varoufakis is an economist, political leader and the author of numerous bestselling books: Talking to My Daughter: A Brief History of Capitalism; Adults in the Room, a memoir of his time as finance minister of Greece; an economic history of Europe, And The Weak Suffer What They Must?; and Another Now: Dispatches from An Alternative Present. Born in Athens in 1961, he was for many years a professor of economics in Britain, Australia and the USA before he entered politics. He is co-founder of the international grassroots movement DiEM25 and a Professor of Economics at the University of Athens.

Ash Sarkar

Writer and Editor, Novara Media

Ash Sarkar is a writer, lecturer and broadcaster based in London. She is a Contributing Editor at Novara Media, where her work focuses on current affairs, popular culture, politics and social issues. Her by-lines have also appeared in The Guardian, Huffington Post UK, and The Independent amongst others. She is a frequent presence on UK broadcast media, and has appeared on Question Time, Good Morning Britain, and Radio 4’s Moral Maze. Her first book will be the forthcoming Minority Rule. Ash can be found on Twitter as @AyoCaesar.2.