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Old 07-22-2015, 07:55 AM   #1
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Postcapitalism: A Guide to Our Future by Paul Mason

Looks very interesting and seems to agree with my take on where we may be headed.

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The end of capitalism has begun
Without us noticing, we are entering the postcapitalist era. At the heart of further change to come is information technology, new ways of working and the sharing economy. The old ways will take a long while to disappear, but it’s time to be utopian
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The great technological advance of the early 21st century consists not only of new objects and processes, but of old ones made intelligent. The knowledge content of products is becoming more valuable than the physical things that are used to produce them. But it is a value measured as usefulness, not exchange or asset value. In the 1990s economists and technologists began to have the same thought at once: that this new role for information was creating a new, “third” kind of capitalism – as different from industrial capitalism as industrial capitalism was to the merchant and slave capitalism of the 17th and 18th centuries. But they have struggled to describe the dynamics of the new “cognitive” capitalism. And for a reason. Its dynamics are profoundly non-capitalist....
from The Guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/books/201...pitalism-begun

at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Postcapitalism.../dp/B011I42XQ0
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Old 07-22-2015, 09:48 AM   #2
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Thanks kennyc, I'll put this one on my TBR list.
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Looked it up on both Kobo and Amazon and see it won't be available till Feb 16. Shoot
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Looked it up on both Kobo and Amazon and see it won't be available till Feb 16. Shoot
Wow! I didn't even notice it was that far out!
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It's available in the UK on July 30.
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