The Financial Foundations of Capitalism and Widely-Shared Wealth

MPIfG Lecture

  • Date: Jan 26, 2022
  • Time: 17:00 - 18:30
  • Speaker: Carolyn Sissoko
  • Bristol Business School, UWE
  • Sign up: info@mpifg.de
The Financial Foundations of Capitalism and Widely-Shared Wealth
Is capitalism a remarkable mechanism for growing a society with widely shared wealth, or is it a tool for transferring wealth to a select fewIn her talk, Carolyn Sissoko will suggest that it is both, and that our current economic structure is post-capitalist.

More importantly, she will argue that a careful history of capitalism can tell us what financial and legal infrastructure is necessary in order for a society to promote widely shared wealth. The challenges then are political and environmental: Is there the political will to put this infrastructure into place on a global scale? And is it possible to design this infrastructure so that it does not worsen the climate crisis?

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