Noam Chomsky on the Consequences of Capitalism

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Consequences of Capitalism

Lannan Foundation and Haymarket Books present a public lecture on The Consequences of Capitalism, by noted Professor Noam Chomsky.

The speaker will discuss the brutal realities laid bare by the COVID-19 pandemic – and the urgent need for an alternative to capitalism. Covid-19 has revealed glaring failures and monstrous brutalities in the current capitalist system. Our reality represents both a crisis and an opportunity and thus, the future depends on the actions that we the people take into our own hands.

Thursday conversation between Noam Chomsky, the author of numerous best-selling political works, "the father of modern linguistics", and one of the founders of the field of cognitive science, and E. Tammy Kim, an opinion writer and magazine reporter, promises to reveal the most important facets of the current problem faced worldwide.

Attendees can register through Eventbrite to receive a link to the video conference the day before the event. Live captioning will be available via the webcast.

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Noam Chomsky and E. Tammy Kim. Screengrab from YouTube


Topic: Consequences of Capitalism

Speaker: Noam Chomsky (Professor  Emeritus in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Laureate Professor of Linguistics and Agnese Nelms Haury Chair in the Program in Environment and Social Justice at the University of Arizona)

Moderator: E. Tammy Kim (An opinion writer at The New York Times, and a co-host of the Time to Say Goodbye podcast, based in Brooklyn, NY)

Location: Online event

Tickets: $0 - $25

Date: 13 October 2021

Time: 05:00 PM – 06:30 PM (EDT)


Noam Chomsky on the Consequences of Capitalism