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Has capitalism had its day?

According to Channel 4’s economics editor, the world is on the cusp of seismic political and economic change. The rise of ‘information capitalism’ together with increasing individualism will bring about an unprecedented challenge to state-backed, corporate capitalism. In his far-sighted critique of our era, Post-Capitalism, Mason lays out possible routes towards a fairer society over the next 500 years. Today he is joined by former First Minister Alex Salmond to map out the alternatives.