Grifter Capital

An audio version of the article Grifter Capital by Simon Hannah and Rowan Fortune, which is also available to read on the website.

 

Capitalism’s defenders pride their system on turning private vice into public virtue, but this depends on individual greed seamlessly becoming a motor force for investment in production and innovation. In this long read, Simon Hannah and Rowan Fortune ask, what happens when greed is pervasively channelled into grifts, frauds and lies?

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Rowan Fortune is an editor and revolutionary socialist. On their weekly blog, they write on utopian literature and imagination, why grimdark is the dystopian fiction of our time and more. They wrote Writing Nowhere: A Beginner's Guide to Utopia; edited the anthology of utopian short fiction Citizens of Nowhere; and contributed to the multi-authored System Crash: An activist guide to making revolution.

Simon Hannah is a socialist, a union activist, and the author of A Party with Socialists in it: a history of the Labour Left, Can’t Pay, Won’t Pay: the fight to stop the poll tax, and System Crash: an activist guide to making revolution.

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