Blyth and Azmanova discuss her book ‘Capitalism on Edge, How Fighting Precarity Can Achieve Radical Change Without Crisis or Utopia’ where she posits that precarity not inequality is the real malaise of our time.
This Rhodes Centre podcast features Mark Blyth in discussion with Dr Albena Azmanova., Reader (Associate Professor) of Political and Social Thought at Kent’s Brussels School of International Studies.
Azmanova explains how precarity (not inequality) is the central driver of our current political, economic, and social woes. Blyth and Alzmanova explore the roots of economic precarity, the reasons it’s more dangerous and destabilising than inequality alone, and why addressing it will require mixing tried-and-true economic policies with a radical rethinking of how our economy is structured.
“When we’re precarious, when we’re insecure, we long for security. Therefore all these radicalisations to the right are very logical, against expectations of the left that the so-called crisis of capitalism will bring a leftward shift.”
Listen to the podcast here.
You can learn more about Albena Azmanova’s book Capitalism on Edge, How Fighting Precarity Can Achieve Radical Change Without Crisis or Utopia here.