The Economics of Apocalypse: Flying Saucers, Alien Invasions, and the Walking Dead

Nov 14, 2013
George Mason University - Arlington Campus, Founders Hall Auditorium 3351 Fairfax Dr. Arlington, VA 22201

Everywhere we look in pop culture today, the world is coming to an end. Whether it's the result of natural disasters, alien invasions, or zombie plagues, our way of life is threatened and our institutions are crumbling, leaving Americans to fend for themselves (or prey upon each other).

Drawing upon his new book, The Invisible Hand in Popular Culture: Liberty vs. Authority in American Film and TV, University of Virginia Professor of English Paul Cantor will discuss opposing visions of individualism vs. collectivism in today's catastrophe narratives.

Moderated by: Jesse Walker, Books Editor at Reason magazine and

Featuring: Paul A. Cantor, University of Virginia Professor of English