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Four Futures: Life After Capitalism (Jacobin) by [Frase, Peter]
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Length: 160 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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“Frase injects a sorely needed dose of reality to the conversation, and the result is invigorating … I lost sleep over it.”
—Ben Tarnoff, Guardian

“An engaging thought experiment on the intersection of technology and the environment. Indeed, as we ponder the interplay between digital abundance and physical scarcity, the digital industrialist solutions of most thinkers in this space pale in comparison to Frase’s more open-minded, less deterministic understanding of the future unfolding before us.”
—Douglas Rushkoff, author of Program or Be Programmed and Present Shock

“A remarkably clear-eyed view of the futures we’re facing, bringing humor and intelligence to the lab of speculative fiction to create four smart and sharply lit early warning signals.”
—Warren Ellis, author of Gun Machine and Transmetropolitan

“Are the robots eating our jobs? Will technology set us free? These questions aren’t new, but Frase’s approach to answering them is refreshingly inventive. Four Futures is a thought-provoking work of political speculation. This incisive little book offers the vital reminder that nothing is set in stone—or silicon—and that in order to fight for a better world we first need to be able to imagine it.”
—Astra Taylor, author of The People’s Platform

“Brexit looms. Trump leers. Populism shouts. Reactionary politics casts long shadows. The right and left tear at themselves and stretch outwards. International tensions simmer. This seems like an appropriate moment for re-envisioning, and contributions to this process are arriving at some pace. Peter Frase’s engaging short book is another addition to this collective reimagining.”
—David Beer, OpenDemocracy

“Frase deserves great credit for illuminating the possibilites our politics, technology, and environment now enable and constrain. Simultaneously entertaining and deep, Four Futures should inspire more ‘social science fiction.’”
—Frank Pasquale, Commonweal

About the Author

Peter Frase is an editor at Jacobin magazine where he's also a regular contributer and he posts shorter notes on his thoughts to his blog. He's also a lapsed academic sociologist.

Bob Souer is a full-time professional storyteller and narrator. He has narrated numerous audiobooks, as well as broadcast and nonbroadcast projects for corporations and ministries across North America. You've heard Bob's voice on CBS, PBS, the History Channel, and many other networks.

Product details

  • File Size: 446 KB
  • Print Length: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Verso (October 11, 2016)
  • Publication Date: October 11, 2016
  • Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00N6PCK7W
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #168,908 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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