Sjors Roeters  (NL)

Sjors Roeters (1991) is editor of Vrij Nederland. In recent years he has immersed himself in the world of capitalism, the problems it causes and the resistance against it. He traveled through Europe looking for alternatives to capitalism. He translated his insights into his recent book Billionaires under the Guillotine.’

“Capitalism is destroying the earth, more and more people are saying. Some therefore do not speak of the Anthropocene but of the Capitalocene. Because the destruction is not done by humanity as a whole, but mainly by the capitalist system. For example, the richest 1 percent, the capital-owning class, emit more CO2 in 100 days than the 1.2 billion people on the African continent in an entire year. But what are we actually talking about when we talk about “capitalism”? What exactly would be wrong with the capitalist system? And are there really alternatives that could replace capitalism?”