“Alaska or New Zealand?”
Join us for a conversation with media theorist, digital economist, IFTF senior advisor Douglas Rushkoff about the critical economic challenges and climate-driven inequalities that are consequential in his new book, Survival of the Richest: Escape Fantasies of the Tech Billionaires.
In 2018, five billionaires summoned Douglas Rushkoff to a remote desert resort for a private consult. The topic? "The Event"– the climate catastrophe, civic upheaval, global pandemic or other disaster they have no intention of averting. We always suspected… but now we know. The tech elite have a plan to survive the apocalypse: they want to leave us all behind.
On the launch of his new book inspired by this encounter, Douglas Rushkoff will engage in a conversation with IFTF executive director Marina Gorbis about "The Mindset" fueling some of Silicon Valley's wealthiest technologists and investors' drive to outrun the externalities of their own activities. Together, they will discuss what the rest of us can do to prevent this "Mindset" from shaping our reality and what alternative narratives we can offer for collective flourishing, economic equality, and long-term sustainability of our planet.
About IFTF’s Equitable Enterprise Initiative
IFTF’s Equitable Enterprise Initiative (EEI) is a broad-based effort to reverse decades-long policies and practices based on the idea that the only social responsibility of business is to increase shareholder profits. The premise is that the only social responsibility of business is to maximize the community wellbeing and equitable distribution of economic returns from its activities.
Presented with the support from several foundations—including the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, The James Irvine Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Ford Foundation.
Find "Survival of the Richest: Escape Fantasies of the Tech Billionaires" here https://tinyurl.com/bdeszbez