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there's a decent overview over economic history from a (mostly) Marxian perspective, while also bringing in some other heterodox economic thoughts. In large parts, however, it's mostly the common (correct, but not very new or fruitful) bashing of neoliberalism.
There are some good impulses of thought about potential drivers towards a new economic system, but everything remains very blurry there, and there's no strong reason why this "postcapitalism" might not simply be a new variety of capitalism.
Stressing the transformative importance of networks and infotech is certainly valid, how things might fall into place or what might or can result from this is less clear.
The very determinant voice of the narrator also is not too helpful for deeper clarification - while it's good in order to persuade someone,, the approach should be about presenting causal linkages and clear-cut arguments.
It is an inspiring listen, though; and the point about a middle ground between revolutionary overhaul and adjustment visa bits and pieces can't be repeated often enough.
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very interesting perspective. really liked it until the lay chapter. his analysis is spot on, however his recommendations are too biased towards the green movement. he also seems to discount how far tech will take us to address the problem of global warming. lastly, his trust in government for solutions seems to me a bit overdone, almost as if they are made up of benevolent kings. all that said I do recommend reading this book for all is flaws, it nails the problems we are beginning to face as a society.
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