In this interview with Sasha Lilley of KPFA, Swift first offers a compelling argument that an alternative is needed to capitalism because of all the disasters that it has caused and will likely cause in our future. He then proceeds to look at desirable alternatives.
Since the global financial crisis, capitalism has been seen as the culprit for so many of the world's woes, from inequality to the destruction of the environment. Yet no other system appears to be viable. But is that in fact the case? Journalist Richard Swift assesses anarchism, state socialism, social democracy, and the left turn in Latin America. He makes the case for eco-socialism and degrowth.