Leeds Taking Soundings Readers’ Meetings
Monday, November 16th (2015)
6PM in Broadcasting Place AG10 (opposite the Fenton pub).
Paul Mason’s new book, Postcapitalism, has attracted a lot of attention, and deservedly so.
From the publishers blurb: “In this groundbreaking book Mason shows how, from the ashes of the recent financial crisis, we have the chance to create a more socially just and sustainable global economy. Moving beyond capitalism, he shows, is no longer a utopian dream. This is the first time in human history in which, equipped with an understanding of what is happening around us, we can predict and shape, rather than simply react to, seismic change.”
The Leeds Taking Soundings group wants to provide an opportunity to discuss what the book is about and how relevant it is.
Postcapitalism has already attracted a lot of discussion. For this discussion we want participants to have read the lengthy piece by Paul entitled ‘The End of Capitalism Has Begun’ in The Guardian from July: http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/jul/17/postcapitalism-end-of-capitalism-begun
Paul is also speaking at Leeds Beckett University on Saturday, November 6th in a day event put on by the Centre for Culture and the Arts: 10:00 – 17:00 and 18:00 – 21:00 at the Rose Bowl. With Alex Nunn, Peter Knight and Nicky Marsh also speaking.