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This book discusses some very interesting ideas to change society (basic income, 15 hour workweek, and free movement of humans across borders) with research to support them.
Some chapters are a bit repetitive and he doesn't offer precise solutions for here and now but it definitely gives you food for thought and is worth a read!
I picked up this book off the back of watching Adam Curtis' BBC film Hyper normalisation (which I highly recommend) as it investigated his contention that:
"We live in a strange time. Extraordinary events keep happening, which undermine the stability of our world. Suicide bombs, waves of refugees, Donald Trump, Vladamir Putin and even brexit Yet those in control seem unable to deal with it. And no one has any ideas as to how we can change or a future to aim for."
This book explores possible solutions to the problems that we face in current times and going forwards with the introduction of the robots and automation (leading to massive loss of jobs) , increasing disparity between the rich and poor.
It delves into the origins of many of our current dogmatic thinking around these problems and offers up three main ideas to progress: universal income, shorter working week (in order to pursue meaningful work) and open boarders.
An interesting read for anyone looking for new ideas and hope in how to pursue a "utopian" future, to change the world in a way conducive to humanitarian flourishing.
27 of 29 people found this review helpful
Great ideas, linking the new Left with the radical thinking of neoliberalism. Narration is immense
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
A well performed book of 6 or so good, chewy ideas for our world. Recommended!
arguments are clear and methodical and the writter presents a critical attitude to both left and right wing dominate thinkers.