Reading Group 3. Inventing the Future

    15.1.2020 Reading Group

    Inventing the Future by Nick Srnicek and Alex Williams

    A description of the book by Verso:

    A major new manifesto for the end of capitalism

    Neoliberalism isn’t working. Austerity is forcing millions into poverty and many more into precarious work, while the left remains trapped in stagnant political practices that offer no respite.

    Inventing the Future is a bold new manifesto for life after capitalism. Against the confused understanding of our high-tech world by both the right and the left, this book claims that the emancipatory and future-oriented possibilities of our society can be reclaimed. Instead of running from a complex future, Nick Srnicek and Alex Williams demand a postcapitalist economy capable of advancing standards, liberating humanity from work and developing technologies that expand our freedoms.

    This new edition includes a new chapter where Srnicek and Williams respond to their various critics.