By Alex Williams
A significant new manifesto for a high-tech destiny loose from work
Neoliberalism isn’t operating. Austerity is forcing thousands into poverty and lots of extra into precarious paintings, whereas the left is still trapped in stagnant political practices that supply no respite.
Inventing the Future is a daring new manifesto for all times after capitalism. opposed to the pressured realizing of our high-tech global by means of either the appropriate and the left, this publication claims that the emancipatory and future-oriented probabilities of our society should be reclaimed. rather than working from a fancy destiny, Nick Srnicek and Alex Williams call for a postcapitaiist economic climate in a position to advancing criteria, freeing humanity from paintings and constructing applied sciences that extend our freedoms.
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