The Financial Times today launches Capitalism in Crisis, a new editorial series examining the future of capitalism through agenda-setting articles and commentary that will run in the newspaper and online over the next two weeks.

At a time when opinion polls show public support for banking, finance, and even, more broadly capitalism, plumbing new depths, the FT has consistently led coverage of the ongoing economic and financial turmoil and its sweeping effects. With this series, FT commentators and contributors will delve deep into the current state of capitalism and look to answer important questions, including:

  • To what extent has capitalism created a system where bankers take all the profits and society underwrites the risks?
  • What – if anything –can be done to change that?
  • As the Second Gilded Age sees levels of inequality reach for historic heights, what are the consequences?

Contributors to the series will include Larry Summers, Alan Greenspan, Arundhati Roy, Vikram Pandit, Qin Xiao, David Rubenstein, Hernando de Soto, and Mahathir Mohamed. FT columnists Martin Wolf, John Gapper, John Plender, Philip Stephens, Ed Luce and David Pilling will also contribute.

The series will run in all additions of the paper and online in a dedicated sub-section, which will feature online debates and videos with contributors.

The series will be supported with an advertising campaign that will run in print and online across the FT portfolio and on retail posters across the UK and CEUR.

To view the series please follow the link: