Inventing the future

postcapitalism and a world without work

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Inventing the future (2016)

263 pages

English language

Published Nov. 19, 2016

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A major new manifesto for a high-tech future free from work

Neoliberalism isn’t working. Austerity is forcing millions into poverty and many more into precarious work, while the left remains trapped in stagnant political practices that offer no respite.

Inventing the Future is 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 postcapitaiist economy capable of advancing standards, liberating humanity from work and developing technologies that expand our freedoms.

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  • Forecasting
  • Political development
  • Common good
  • Radicalism
  • Capitalism
  • Populism
  • Progress
  • Social movements
  • Technology
  • Neoliberalism