33 minutes | Mar 17, 2021

How Precarity Puts Capitalism on Edge

On this episode Mark talks with Albena Azmanova, IWM Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Human Studies in Vienna and author of ‘Capitalism on Edge: How Fighting Precarity Can Achieve Radical Change Without Crisis or Utopia’. In the book, Albena explains how precarity (not inequality) is the central driver of our current political, economic, and social woes. Mark and Albena explore the roots of economic precarity, the reasons it’s more dangerous and destabilizing than inequality alone, and why addressing it will require mixing tried-and-true economic policies with a radical rethinking of how our economy is structured. You can learn more about Albena Azmanova's book here: [http://cup.columbia.edu/book/capitalism-on-edge/9780231195379] [Transcript forthcoming]
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