Inventing the Future

Inventing the Future

Postcapitalism and A World Without Work

Book - 2015
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"A bold new manifesto for life after capitalism. Against the confused understanding of our high-tech world by both the right and the left, this book claims that the emancipatory and future-oriented possibilities of our society can be reclaimed. Instead of running from a complex future, Nick Srnicek and Alex Williams demand a postcapitalist economy capable of advancing standards, liberating humanity from work and developing technologies that expand our freedoms"-- Page 4 of cover.
Publisher: Brooklyn, NY :, Verso Books,, 2015
ISBN: 9781784780968
Branch Call Number: 303.44 Srnicek 2015
Characteristics: 245 pages ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Williams, Alex 1981-- Author


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Jan 08, 2018

This is a brilliant book which should be read by one and all!
I agree with 99.9 percent of what the authors wrote, that silly little .1 percent was a heavy dose of cognitive dissonance one frequently finds today. The authors deride the proliferation of so-called conspiracy theories [citing cultural theorist, Fredric Jameson and his opinion], then later elaborating on the global conspiracy of the Atlas Network [Antony Fisher], and the Mont Pelerin Society and neoliberal hegemony. [As I said, a heavy dose of cognitive dissonance!]
The first action of any true patriot and humanist would be to shut down the Atlas Network and in America, shut down the State Policy Network, A.L.E.C., et cetera.
This book is the opposition thought to the Uber/Taskrabbit Economy of shadow work/shadow banking - - the amoral detritus of our time!
Read this book in conjunction with Prof. Nancy MacLean's book, Democracy In Chains and much wisdom shall be gained!
[I have long believed that the endless cycle of accumulation induces sociopathology - - and identity politics is simply the thought wedge wielded by neoliberal hegemony.]


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