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Fully Automated Luxury Communism

Narrated by: Shaun Grindell
Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
Categories: Money & Finance, Economics
4.8 out of 5 stars (12 ratings)

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Summary

A different kind of politics for a new kind of society - beyond work, scarcity, and capitalism.

In the 21st century, new technologies should liberate us from work. Automation, rather than undermining an economy built on full employment, is instead the path to a world of liberty, luxury, and happiness - for everyone. Technological advance will reduce the value of commodities - food, health care, and housing - toward zero.

Improvements in renewable energies will make fossil fuels a thing of the past. Asteroids will be mined for essential minerals. Genetic editing and synthetic biology will prolong life, virtually eliminate disease, and provide meat without animals. New horizons beckon.

In Fully Automated Luxury Communism, Aaron Bastani conjures a vision of extraordinary hope, showing how we move to energy abundance, feed a world of nine billion, overcome work, transcend the limits of biology, and establish meaningful freedom for everyone. Rather than a final destination, such a society merely heralds the real beginning of history.

©2019 Aaron Bastani (P)2020 Tantor

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Great listen

The title is a bit of a troll but Bastani's analysis of the politics of post scarcity is detailed and informative.

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Thought provoking

I have listened to it twice and will do again. there is much to learn!