Speaker

Grace Blakeley

2024 - Vulture Capitalism

Corporate Crimes, backdoor bailouts and the death of freedom. Acclaimed journalist Grace Blakeley takes on the world’s most powerful corporations by showing how the causes of our modern crisis are the intended result of our capitalist system.

It’s not broken, it’s working exactly as planned. From JPMorgan to Boeing, Henry Ford to Richard Nixon, Blakeley shows us exactly where late-stage capitalism has gone wrong. She argues free markets aren’t really free. Record corporate pro­fits don’t trickle down to everyone else. And we aren’t empowered to make our own choices – they’re made for us every day.

Grace Blakeley is a staff writer at Tribune Magazine and author of several books, including ‘Vulture Capitalism: Corporate Crimes, Backdoor Bailouts and the Death of Freedom’ – as well as ‘The Corona Crash: How the pandemic will change capitalism’ and ‘Stolen: How to save the world from financialisation’.

She is the former economics commentator for the New Statesman, and a former Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Policy Research. She appears frequently in UK and international media, including appearances on BBC Question Time, ITV’s Good Morning Britain, Talk TV’s Piers Morgan Uncensored and MTV News.