2020 applicants
Event

THINK Seminar ahead of Costing the Earth: Is it Time to Ditch Capitalism debate?

  • Wed 29 Jan 20

    14:00 - 15:00

  • Colchester Campus

    5S.7.5

  • Event type

    Lectures, talks and seminars

  • Event organiser

    Corporate events

  • Contact details

    Tessa Thomas

Is our economic system driving us to extinction?

Ahead of the Costing the Earth: Is it time to Ditch Capitalism? debate, come along and join the seminar lead by THINK convenor Professor Wayne Martin. This seminar will give you the opportunity to discuss the topic and prepare your questions for the big debate on Wednesday 5 February.

The facts

Last year, environmentalist George Monbiot claimed that our economic system is incompatible with the survival of life. His message that "we have to go straight to the heart of Capitalism - and overthrow it" went viral. Watch the video on YouTube.
Others say that it is only by putting capitalist systems to use that can we bring about the change needed to protect our planet.

What do you think?

Do we need to overthrow capitalism in order to sustain life on this planet? If so, what economic system should replace it?