Thursday, January 26, 2017

'Paul Mason and Postcapitalism' (manchester public meeting)

'Paul Mason and Postcapitalism'

Saturday, 28 January  - 2:00pm

Venue: The Unicorn Pub, 
26 Church Street, 
Manchester M4 1PW
This talk will examine Paul Mason's book 'Postcapitalism: A Guide to Our Future'. 
Mason discusses some of the changes that are taking place under capitalism: the massive growth in IT, co-operative production, the possibility of free and abundant goods. 

Is the emerging information economy compatible with a market economy? What will be the impact of the automation of semi-skilled jobs? Mason proposes Project Zero: a gradual transition to a post-capitalist society, where more and more will be produced for free, but there will still be money, banks and markets. Is this really a viable alternative, and is it preferable to a money-free and class-free world based on free access?
Everyone welcome - bring a friend.


Dave Chesham said...

Attendance of fourteen, including six non-members (four of whom we hadn't seen before). Unfortunately there was a mix-up concerning the meeting room, so we had the talk in a much smaller and rather cramped room, then moved to the proper function room for the discussion. Some interesting points made in the discussion, including a number from visitors.

matthew culbert said...

Thanks for the feedback about this discussion..