Another Speculation Is Possible: Politics in the Age of Investor Capitalism

Thursday, February 16
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society
5701 S. Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60637

Critiques of capitalism have long focused upon denouncing the exploitation of workers by their employers. Since the Great Recession, it has become commonplace to stress that most everything in the economy is subject to the moods and “confidence” of investors. In today’s investor-driven capitalism, what might it mean to aim criticism at the conditions under which financial institutions allocate credit? Michel Feher will address this question at this lecture, part of the Economy and Its Boundaries research project at the Neubauer Collegium. Feher, a founding editor and publisher of Zone Books, is the author and editor of several books, including, most recently, Powerless by Design: The Age of the International Community.