Inventing the Future: Postcapitalism and a World Without Work by Nick Srnicek

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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.



Title : Inventing the Future: Postcapitalism and a World Without Work
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ISBN : 1784780960
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 256 pages


Reviews


Michael rated it ★★★★☆

May 30, 2016

The first half is a convincing and much-needed critique of left wing localism/horizontalism, holding up the left's inadequacy in contrast to the success of the neoliberal project. I enjoyed the macroeconomic approach, looking at the bigger picture from pre-industrialism into the future, and found...


John Levi rated it ★★☆☆☆

February 03, 2016

> sums up my own thoughts on what they call 'folk political' tendencies in the current popularity of anarchist and anarchist-like radical formations like The Invisible COmmitte and Tiqqun, the popularity of locally-produced goods, etc. However, it focused on its limitations while not looking a...


Angel rated it ★★★★☆

November 27, 2015

Universal Basic Income, full automation and the end of work presented as a leftist technological utopia. Interesting the critics of "folk" politics of occupy movements and the narrative of the actual neoliberalism supremacy. Clever approximation to the feasibility of power more in ecosystems of d...


Jason rated it ★★★★☆

September 09, 2016

The gist is: rather than embracing 'folk politics' like crunchy Occupy make-no-demands bullshit, the left should be embracing a modern vision of the future: work should not be mandatory to survive and most human labor should be automated. Capitalism is absolutely not going to get us there so we n...


Jordan rated it ★★★★☆

November 20, 2015

While it's not perfect by any stretch, it gets more than enough right to be an excellent primer on why we need a politics reconfigured around work. More importantly, it structures its demands to be mutually reinforcing. And their insistence upon developing an organizational ecology (akin to that...


Ethan rated it ★★★★★

April 16, 2016

this book contains both an extremely important critique of the left and the framework for a post-capitalist world. inventing the future argues that the left today must abandon the fetishization of folk politics and immediate, small scale results; must reclaim modernity and create a long-term coun...


Cam rated it ★★★☆☆

February 10, 2016

i liked the critique of folk politics i didnt like the critique of actually existing socialism which seems historically ignorant verdict: pretty fly for a trot guy


Kevin rated it ★★★★★

September 13, 2017

My heart felt thanks to the books authors for stretching to such enormous lengths of research and giving me enough reading material for the next few years! I expect they felt that such in-depth citations were required before being so refreshingly optimistic and utopian. This is an engrossing diss...


Yousaf rated it ★★★★★

May 11, 2016

In "Inventing The Future" S&W (Srnicek & Williams) show that the transition to a post-capitalist society is less an issue of means than of imagination. S&W help imagine a post-capitalist society, and develop a roadmap towards it. This roadmap is based on a Left-Accelerationist politic...


Wendy rated it ★★★★★

August 23, 2017

So I'm someone with a technology background who recently got into leftist politics, and I feel like this book was written for me. It's a short book (less than 200 pages before endnotes) and so it's obviously not meant to be a comprehensive guide to how to get to a post-work world, but rather an o...





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