Peter Frase will read from "Four Futures: Life After Capitalism" at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 23 at Prairie Lights, 15 S. Dubuque St.
Frase argues that increasing automation and a growing scarcity of resources, thanks to climate change, will bring society as we know it tumbling down. In "Four Futures," Frase imagines how this post-capitalist world might look, deploying the tools of both social science and speculative fiction to explore what communism, rentism, socialism and exterminism might actually entail.
Frase is an editor at Jacobin magazine, a Ph.D. candidate in sociology at the CUNY Graduate Center, and has writeen for In These Times and Al Jazeera. He lives in New York City.
The Public Policy Center is co-sponsoring this event.