I discuss the political implications of my analysis, with Vula Tsetsi, Secretary-General of the Greens in the European Parliament, and Diederik Samsom, Head of Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Timmermans responsible for the European Green Deal.
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Professor of Political and Social Science, University of Kent, Brussels School of International Studies
Secretary General of The Greens/Efa Group in the European Parliament
Head of Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Timmermans
The European Green Deal will remain a fantasy unless ...
The European Green Deal will remain a fantasy unless we replace the growth-and-redistribution formula of economic justice with one focused on fighting precarity; in this way environmental justice will become compatible with social justice.
On the anti-capitalist upheaval
I speak about my book Capitalism on Edge: the massive economic insecurity (precarity) is what ails the 99 per cent, not inequality and stagnant wages.
On subverting capitalism
We do not need to endorse any grand utopia in order to mobilise the anti-capitalism wave that is growing now; we need to break away from the straightjacket of the choice capitalism or socialism.
This is not populism
We should drop the label 'populism'. The anti-establishment parties and movements express a new agenda of four concerns: physical insecurity, cultural estrangement, political disorder, economic instability.
The urgent policy changes now
I speak on the sources of precarity and what we can do against this.
Socialism and capitalism are similar
We must drop the obsession with growth and focus instead on stability so that people can think big again.
Diederik Samsom and Vula Tsetsi on the European Green Deal
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Capitalism on Edge, book talk (FULL)
I present my book Capitalism on Edge (Columbia University Press, 2020) in Conversation with Vula Tsetsi and Diederik Samsom, 6 Feb. 2020, BOZAR, Brussels