Strike Debt Bay Area Book Economics Group – “Revenge Capitalism”

October 3, 2020 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm America/Los Angeles Timezone
Online via Zoom

Strike Debt Bay Area Book Economics Group – Revenge Capitalism

For our October discussion we will be reading the first two chapters of ‘Revenge Capitalism’ by Max Haiven.
You can order it from Pluto Press.  An ebook is available (I ordered a physical copy which got here but it took
a couple of weeks).

If you are not generally receiving Zoom info for these meetings, send a request email to STRIKE.DEBT.BAY.AREA@GMAIL.COM
a few days before the conclave.

October 3, 2020 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm


Revenge CapitalismStrike Debt Bay Area hosts a non-technical book group discussion monthly on new and radical economic thinking. Previous readings have included Doughnut EconomicsLimitsBanking on the PeopleCapital and Its Discontents, How to Be an Anti-Capitalist in the 21st Century, and The Deficit Myth.

For our October discussion we will be reading the first two chapters of  ‘Revenge Capitalism: The Ghosts of Empire, the Demons of Capital, and the Settling of Unpayable Debts‘ by Max Haiven (You can order it from Pluto Press.)

Join us – all are welcome!

Capitalism is in a profound state of crisis. Beyond the mere dispassionate cruelty of ‘ordinary’ structural violence, it appears today as a global system bent on reckless economic revenge; its expression found in mass incarceration, climate chaos, unpayable debt, pharmaceutical violence and the relentless degradation of common life.

In Revenge Capitalism, Max Haiven argues that this economic vengeance helps us explain the culture and politics of revenge we see in society more broadly. Moving from the history of colonialism and its continuing effects today, he examines the opioid crisis in the US, the growth of ‘surplus populations’ worldwide and unpacks the central paradigm of unpayable debts – both as reparations owed, and as a methodology of oppression.

Revenge Capitalism offers no easy answers, but is a powerful call to the radical imagination.

Max Haiven is Research Chair in Culture, Media and Social Justice at Lakehead University, Canada. His books include Art after Money, Money after Art (Pluto, 2018), Crises of Imagination, Crises of Power (Zed Books, 2004), Cultures of Financialization (Palgrave MacMillan, 2014) and the Radical Imagination (Zed Books, 2014).

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