Second talk in Capitalist Mode of Power series takes place Oct. 27

The Capitalist Mode of Power is a speaker series that explores the concept of capitalism as a mode of power and its role in the current global crisis; its impact on the distribution of income and corporate concentration, its role in public debt, Hollywood and the operation of the “market”. The purpose of this speaker series is to interrogate capitalism as a mode of power.

The talks started Oct. 20 and continue until Nov. 17 and are organized by The Forum on Capital as Power and sponsored by the York Department of Political Science and the Graduate Program in Social & Political Thought. All talks take place Tuesdays from 3 to 5pm in the Verney Room, 674 South Ross, Keele Campus, and are open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

The second talk in the series is titled “Economic Growth as a Power Proces” and will take place Tuesday, Oct. 27.

Blair Fix
Blair Fix

This talk is presented by Blair Fix, a PhD student at the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University. For more information, email

Is economic growth a miracle of the free market? According to mainstream theory, growth is best ensured through conditions of “perfect competition.” However, economic growth is tightly correlated with the concentration of power in the hands of large corporations. Why? The capital as power framework provides potential answers that turn mainstream theory on its head: growth seems to be intimately related to the formation of hierarchy.