Opening presentation: A People’s Guide to Capitalism

with Hadas Thier

A lively, accessible, and timely guide to capitalism for those who want to understand and dismantle the world of the 1%. Economists regularly promote capitalism as the greatest and most efficient economic and political system ever to grace the planet. With the same breath, they implore us to leave the job of understanding the magical powers of the market to the “experts.” Despite the efforts of these mainstream commentators to convince us otherwise, growing numbers of us are questioning why this system of reproducing ourselves has produced such vast inequality and wanton disregard for the environmental destruction inherent that capital accumulation requires. Hadas Thier’s book offers answers to the many questions in the form of a radical economic theory, as in the subtitle of the book, “An Introduction to Marxist Economics”.