The Capitalism Papers: Jerry Mander

  • Meet Jerry Mander, discussing his new book The Capitalism Papers: Six Fatal Flaws of an Obsolete Systemfrom Counterpoint Press. In the vein of his bestseller, Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television, nationally recognized social critic Jerry Mander researches, discusses, and exposes the momentous and unsolvable environmental and social problem of capitalism.

    Mander argues that capitalism is no longer a viable system: “What may have worked in 1900 is calamitous in 2010.” Capitalism, utterly dependent on never-ending economic growth, is an impossible absurdity on a finite planet with limited resources. Climate change, together with global food, water, and resource shortages, are only the start.

    Jerry Mander is a renowned critic of mass media and the author of such classics as: Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television; In the Absence of the Sacred: The Failure of Technology and the Survival of the Indian Nations; and, more recently, co-edited Alternatives to GlobalizationParadigm Wars: Indigenous Peoples’ Resistance to Globalization and The Super Ferry Chronicles.

  • 7:00 pm
  • City Lights Bookstore
    261 Columbus Avenue
    San Francisco, CA
  • Cost: free
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