14:00 - 15:30
Ivor Crewe Lecture Hall A
Emily Carver, Institute of Economic Affairs, Grace Blakeley, author and political commentator, Nathaniel Cooke, President of the Cambridge Society for Economic Pluralism
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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.
Do we need to overthrow capitalism in order to sustain life on this planet? If so, what economic system should replace it?
Grace is a staff writer at Tribune magazine and the author of 'Stolen: How to save the world from financialisation'. She previously worked for ippr and regularly appears as an expert on shows such as Politics Live, The Today Programme and BBC Question Time.
Nathaniel is the President of the Cambridge Society for Economic Pluralism while studying Archaeology and Anthropology at King's College, Cambridge. He is active within Cambridge Social Ecology a community organising group dedicated to fighting the climate crisis through the promotion of direct democracy and social equality.
Emily is Media Manager at the Institute of Economic Affairs, a free-market think-tank. She previously worked as Policy Adviser to a Conservative MP.
This debate will be streamed live to our Southend Campus: GB 3.23.
Come along to the Seminar on 29 January in 5S.7.5 to discuss these issues ahead of the debate.
Part of the THINK Series of debates.