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Book Discussion of Owning the Future with authors Adrienne Buller and Mathew Lawrence
September 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Join authors Adrienne Buller and Mathew Lawrence of the new book from Verso, Owning the Future: Power and Property in an Age of Crisis, for a discussion at the DSA SF office (1916 McAllister) on Sunday, September 4 at 6 p.m. After the book talk we’ll join the authors at a nearby bar.
The authors argue that the systemic change we need hinges on a new era of democratic ownership: a reinvention of the firm as a vehicle for collective endeavour and meeting social needs; against the oligarchy of the platform giants, a digital commons that uses our data for collective good, not private profit; in place of environmental devastation, a new agenda of decommodification—of both nature and needs—with a Green New Deal and collective stewardship of the planet’s natural wealth. Together, these proposals offer a road map to owning the future and building a better world.