Gaia Community

compassion, collaboration & cooperation iN transistion

Everybody talks about capitalism • but what is it? | Kajsa Ekis Ekman | TEDxAthens

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. In the wake of the financial meltdown and the euro crisis, a new interest in understanding capitalism has surged. So what is this system? It has the power to transform rural societies into bustling urban metropoles in only a decade, foster innovation and new technologies - but one thing the system lacks is a plan. And as we face not only economic crisis, but a much bigger climate crisis, a plan is exactly what is needed.

Kajsa Ekis Ekman was born in Stockholm 1980. She is a journalist and author of two books, "Being and being bought" about trafficking in women, and "Stolen Spring" about the eurocrisis and its consequences for Greece. Her books have been translated into several languages and she lectures around the world about crisis theory, women's rights and Latin American politics. She is a critic at Sweden's major daily Dagens Nyheter and an op-ed writer for the newspaper ETC. She is the founder of the climate action movement Klimax and the solidarity network NFG.

Rating:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.

Views: 7

Add a Comment

You need to be a member of Gaia Community to add comments!

Join Gaia Community

© 2020   Created by Michael Grove.   Powered by

Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service