“Capitalism is going to continue to increase inequality.
And people are preparing now for what follows capitalism. If people are
informed and activated, it will be something that’s more liberal and
fair; if they’re not, it will be draconian and terrifying. I think
people in power are preparing for the latter. That’s why $4.2bn worth of
military equipment has been transferred to local police authorities in
America over the last 15 years. Why London authorities are buying water
cannons and why Thomas Piketty’s book is causing such a stir.”