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Nicole Aschoff in conversation with Liza Featherstone on The New Prophets of Capital

Haneen Adi19 May 2015

On April 20th, Nicole Aschoff joined journalist Liza Featherstone at Powerhouse Arena in Brooklyn for the New York launch of The New Prophets of Captial, her new title in Verso’s series with Jacobin magazine. 

Aschoff and Featherstone discussed the mythmaking that has become central to the maintanence of capitalism today, as rampant inequality and impending environmental catastrophe make its contradictions clearer than ever. And together they examined the figures at the center of Aschoff's book—Sheryl Sandberg, Bill and Melinda Gates, Oprah Winfrey, and John Mackey—to understand their appeal.

Watch their conversation below.