"Capitalism: A Ghost Story"

Arundhati Roy

About the Program

Arundhati Roy talks about the impact of economic globalization on Third World countries.  She argues that the exploitation of workers on the margins of the global capitalist system goes largely unnoticed, even though the negative impact is huge (since the mid-1990s, for example, hundreds of thousands of farmers in India have committed suicide because their livelihoods have been destroyed).  Ms. Roy spoke at an event hosted by The New School in New York City.       

About the Authors

Arundhati Roy

Arundhati Roy is the author of the Booker Prize-winning novel, "The God of Small Things," and the recipient of the 2002 Lannan Foundation Cultural Freedom Prize.  Her non-fiction books include, "War Talk," "Power Politics," and "Walking with the Comrades." 

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"Capitalism: A Ghost Story"

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Past Airings

  • Sunday, June 1st at 3am (ET)
  • Sunday, April 13th at 7am (ET)
  • Sunday, April 6th at 3pm (ET)
  • Saturday, April 5th at 8:20pm (ET)
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