Event time: Thursday 15th July, 18:00 BST
We think our wealth today comes from productive corporations and workers, but they merely add icing to a cake baked long ago. In his provocative new book, Ours: The Case for Universal Property, Peter Barnes argues that most of today’s wealth is co-inherited from nature and past human efforts, not individually earned. If some of that co-inherited wealth were placed in trust for each of us, living and yet-to-be born – creating what Barnes calls “universal property” – capitalism would be fundamentally transformed.
Autonomy are excited to be hosting the launch of Barnes’ new book, where he’ll be joined by a panel of distinguished speakers to draw out and discuss a number of its key themes, followed by audience questions.
A Zoom URL invite will be emailed to ticket holders on the day of the event.