The people of the world are suffering. Decades of neoliberalism have made their wages stagnant, put their jobs at risk, and left them scared about what the future holds. The far-right has responded, using nationalism to divide the populace and set oppressed groups against each other, trying to make them ignorant to the cause of their problems: the elite.
Wherever the right gains support, the left has an opportunity to capture it, but only if it can present a more attractive vision of the future. This is why we need to renew our programme to reflect the realities of the twenty-first century. The process has already begun, particularly with the renewed conversations around postcapitalism, a basic income, and the post-work society.
The goal of my projects is to advance this conversation, and to spread the ideas it generates. I hope you’ll join me.
Dystopia or Utopia? examines how neoliberalism destroyed the welfare state, and sent the masses to the political extremes. It then presents the two possible futures that the authoritarian right and postcapitalism left could create, and encourages people to thrive for a better world, not the divisive one on offer.
Capitalism has always been a system that places money on a pedestal. Those who have it thrive, and those who don’t struggle to survive.
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