Vintage Red member Humphrey McQueen addressed our meeting with the question, "Can capitalism survive any crisis?"
Humphrey McQueen described himself as "a former freelance historian and old aged pensioner". In addition to this modest self-appraisal, he is an activist and scholar in many fields including international and industrial relations, the media, politics and the visual arts.
Humphrey considered threats to capitalism – from nuclear war; the "end of history", that is, the end of a world run by the interests of a small group of Western countries; and climate change – before moving to crises in finance, housing, banking etc.
Photo: Jeremy Kirkwood
Those needing to read more of Humphrey should have a look at his work on the website: http://www.surplusvalue.org.au/McQueen/sitemap.htm