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WWWforEurope Youth Forum


Alternatives to Capitalism?


Giacomo Corneo - Book Presentation


June 3rd, 2014, 17:00 – 19:00

Location: Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1, 1090 Vienna

Lecture Room 4

The lecture was held in German.




"Capitalism is unpopular. It has been from the beginning and has remained thus. Inversely, the group of its enthusiastic proponents has been a small minority almost always and almost everywhere. But: While capitalism’s unpopularity is very obvious, its critics’ ideas about an alternative economic system are just as nebulous. This is astonishing, since humanity has been thinking for some time about this systemic question. From these thoughts detailed concepts have emerged about how production and consumption should be organised across society, so that all humans can live a good life."


Giacomo Corneo is Professor of Public Finance and Social Policy at the Free University of Berlin. His latest book – “Bessere Welt – Hat der Kapitalismus ausgedient? Eine Reise durch alternative Wirtschaftssysteme” (A Better World – Is Capitalism Over? A Journey through Alternative Economic Systems) has been published in 2014.

WWWforEurope Youth Forum: Giacomo Corneo - Alternatives to Capitalism? from WIFO on Vimeo.

After a reading of “Bessere Welt” and talk with Margit Schratzenstaller, Giacomo Corneo discussed his book with youth and student representatives:

Teresa Weiss (Eco-social Student Forum, ÖSSFO), Jakob Sturn (Newspaper Schülerstandard) and Fanny Dellinger (Student Group Roter Börsenkrach)

WWWforEurope Youth Forum: Giacomo Corneo - Alternatives to Capitalism? Discussion from WIFO on Vimeo.


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