Inventing the Future

Inventing the Future

Postcapitalism and A World Without Work

Book - 2015
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Despite the profound crisis of capitalism and the mass mobilizations of people around the world in response, there has been no successful contestation of neoliberalism's hegemony. Inventing the Future is a major new manifesto that argues for a novel set of alternatives for the future - alternatives which seek to rekindle a popular modernity. Against the confused understanding of the hi-tech and neoliberal 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 the authors envisage a post-capitalist economy which is capable of advancing living standards, liberating humanity from work, and developing technologies which free us from biological and environmental constraints.
Publisher: London ; New York : Verso, 2015
ISBN: 9781784780968
1784780960
Branch Call Number: 320.011 Sr68i 2015
Characteristics: 245 pages ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Williams, Alex 1981-

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aaronwriterguy
Apr 22, 2018

A well-written, well-thought out book about the changes coming to our economy and society in the future and what we can do to both survive them and leave the world a better place.

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StarGladiator
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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