Reading group: The New Prophets of Capital

Cover image of Nicole Aschoff's new book, The New Prophets of Capital

We are considering organizing a reading group this June 2015 and we want to see if people are interested.

The book: The New Prophets of Capital, by Nicole Aschoff

When: June 2015 -details TBD

Location: TBD

Cost: book purchase (we will try for a discounted, bulk order)

If you are interested, please contact us by email: winnipeg@newsocialist.org

What’s the book about?
Here’s a blurb from the publisher:

As severe environmental degradation, breathtaking inequality, and increasing alienation push capitalism against its own contradictions, mythmaking has become as central to sustaining our economy as profitmaking.

Enter the new prophets of capital: Sheryl Sandberg touting the capitalist work ethic as the antidote to gender inequality; John Mackey promising that free markets will heal the planet; Oprah Winfrey urging us to find solutions to poverty and alienation within ourselves; and Bill and Melinda Gates offering the generosity of the 1 percent as the answer to a persistent, systemic inequality. The new prophets of capital buttress an exploitative system, even as the cracks grow more visible.

This book promises to be an interesting read and is a great way to kick off the summer.  If you would like to participate in this reading group or have questions, please send us an email: winnipeg@newsocialist.org

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