13 04/22

Capitalism – does it need to be rethought?

It is easier to imagine the end of the world than the end of capitalism – we have lived with this conviction for at least thirty years. Meanwhile, the end of the world as we know it so well has in fact happened. The COVID-19 pandemic and now the war in Ukraine are events that may remodel the global order. What impact will they have on capitalism in its neoliberal form?

Capitalism – does it need to be rethought?

We would like to invite you to another open event as part of the Joseph Conrad Fellowship scheme. With the invited guests we will attempt to diagnose the condition of contemporary capitalism and indicate the directions in which it might be heading. The meeting will be attended by Piotr Arak – socio-economic analyst and director of the Polish Economic Institute and Jan J. Zygmuntowski – economist and social entrepreneur interested in social and development issues, the economics and politics of new technologies as well as the digital economy.

Invited guests will focus on such issues as: the condition of neoliberalism and its future and the ideological foundations of our thinking about the economy; the role of technology in the development of capitalism – whether it is a transformative force or only strengthens strong market players; pandemics and war as turning points in world economic history; Poland’s ability to be an actor in the field of global capital flows.

We invite you to attend the meeting, which will take place on Wednesday, 13 April 2022 at „Marzyciele i Rzemieślnicy”, 25 Bracka Street, Warsaw (3rd fl.). The event will take a hybrid form. We will meet stationary and online. The broadcast will be made available on Facebook and YouTube.

Media patrons: Kwartalnik Literacki „Wyspa” and Instytut Literatury.