"Nature, money, work, care, food, energy, and lives: these are the seven things that have made our world and will shape its future. In making these things cheap, modern commerce has transformed, governed, and devastated Earth. In A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things, Raj Patel and Jason W. Moore present a new approach to analyzing today’s planetary emergencies. Bringing the latest ecological research together with histories of colonialism, indigenous struggles, slave revolts, and other rebellions and uprisings, Patel and Moore demonstrate that throughout history, crises have always prompted fresh strategies to make the world cheap and safe for capitalism. At a time of crisis in all seven cheap things, innovative and systemic thinking is urgently required. This book proposes a radical new way of understanding—and reclaiming—the planet in the turbulent twenty-first century".
The Political Ecology Workgroup of the Zuid Holland 1 DSC of DiEM25 invites you to the first session of our reading group. In this session, we will be reading the Introduction to "A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things".
This will be a hybrid session, so you can join us either online or in person. The offline venue will be in The Hague at the Grand Café Utopie and the online link can be requested by sending a message to firstname.lastname@example.org
See you there!
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Grand Café Utopie
Waldeck Pyrmontkade 116, The Hague, The Netherlands