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Speaker(s): Paul Mason
Chair: Professor Robin Mansell

Recorded on 18 November 2015 at Old Theatre, Old Building

We know that our world is in the process of seismic change - but how can we emerge from the crisis a fairer, more equal society? At the heart of this change is information technology, a revolution that, as Mason shows, is driven by capitalism but which, with its tendency to drive the value of much of what we make towards zero, has the potential to destroy an economy based on markets, wages and private ownership - and, he contends, is already doing so.

Paul Mason (@paulmasonnews) is the author of PostCapitalism: A Guide to Our Future and the Economics Editor, Channel 4 News.

Professor Robin Mansell is LSE Deputy Director and Provost and Professor of New Media and the Internet in the Department of Media and Communication.

The Institute of Global Affairs (IGA) (@LSEIGA) creates a dedicated space for research, policy engagement and teaching across multiple disciplines to pioneer locally-rooted responses to global challenges.

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