Netherlands – available online

Interview by David VAN OVERBEEK, as part of the episode « Future of Capitalism #5: Contemporary Capitalism & Everyday Life », held on October 12 on the effects of contemporary capitalism on everyday life.

This dialogue was organized in collaboration with Pakhuis De Zwijger and part of the Future Market Consultation

What is the future of capitalism? Through a series of ten public online dialogues with visionary economists, the Future Markets Consultation explores solutions and brings together researchers and thinkers from around the world to rethink capitalism. How can the freedom and innovative potential of free markets be squared with the requirements of ecological sustainability and social justice as well as inclusiveness?


  • Column by Kees Buitendijk, from the Consultation’s Young Economists Think Tank
  • Interview with sociologist Isabella Ferreras by David van Overbeek
  • Interview with economist Josh Ryan-Collins by David van Overbeek
  • Start of the dialogue between Ferreras and Ryan-Collins

The full episode is also available here:

Employment is in transition; the platform economy has enforced more independent entrepreneurship and flexible contracts than we have ever seen. Income inequality is growing as taxation systems reward those with capital, resulting in a loop of the rich getting richer and the poor remaining poor. Simultaneously, housing markets are increasingly under pressure. Subsidised housing seems to no longer suffice in ensuring affordable housing for everyone. How to overcome the insecurities for people that come along with these developments? How can contemporary capitalism ensure happy workers and thriving communities? What actions could and/or should firms take? And what role do governance and democracy have to play in all this? With Isabelle Ferreras & Josh Ryan-Collins.

Image credits: related webpage on Future Markets Consultation