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.

Blair Fix is a PhD student at the Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University (

This presentation is the second in the Second Speaker Series on the Capitalist Mode of Power, organized by and sponsored by the York Department of Political Science and the Graduate Programme in Social and Political Thought.

Refreshments will be served and all are welcome.

WHEN: Tuesday, October 27, 2015, 3:00-5:00 pm
WHERE: Verney Room, 674 South Ross, Keele Campus of York University