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Speaking about Karl Marx on capitalism at the Intelligence Squared debate

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I wrote about my participation in last month’s Intelligence Squared debate on Karl Marx. The motion was whether he was right to say that capitalism will collapse under its own contradictions. Of course I did not think so, and spoke accordingly.  It was quite a big night at the Royal Geographical Society, with an audience of just over 600 people.  The debate is now up on the Intelligence Squared site, and anyone who wants to catch it can do so here.  My 7 minutes start at 0:30:05, and I’m on for a brief 95 second summing up at 1:33:40.  As I reported, although the audience was roughly evenly divided at the start, our side won over most of the undecideds, giving us a majority of over 100 at the end.

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