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God’s Bailout: A Review of Timothy P. Carney’s “Alienated America” - Los Angeles Review of Books
"Alienated America Why Some Places Thrive While Others Collapse By Timothy P. Carney Published 02.19.2019 Harper 368 Pages"
book  review  alienation  america  politics  religion 
july 2019 by tsuomela
Here's How to Keep the Robots From Stealing Our Jobs | Wired Opinion | Wired.com
"When the accepted rationale for the firm becomes less compelling, what will take its place? Or will large corporations simply disappear over time? Well, we believe there is still a reason for large firms to exist, but those reasons will be very different from today’s (and definitely from yesterday’s). The reason for the firm to exist now? Talent development. Firms will exist so that workers can learn and grow much faster than they could on their own. Now, that’s easy to say but harder to implement. Especially because scalable efficiency — and the predictability it requires — is profoundly hostile to scalable learning. Learning, talent development, and creativity require risk-taking and a tolerance of failure."
automation  robots  business  jobs  work  labor  talent  future  economics  alienation 
december 2013 by tsuomela
UnderstandingSociety: Marx's critique
"I think that Marx's critique of 19th-century capitalist society can be summarized in three words: exploitation, domination, and alienation. These are simple ideas, but they invoke large and somewhat separate theories. The first has to do with economic relations in capitalism, in which one group extracts wealth from the work of another group. The second has to do with political relations in which one group has the power to compel subordination on the part of another group. And the third has to do with consciousness and the social psychology of the members of capitalist society."
economics  power  sociology  ideology  marxism  alienation  dominance  exploitation  philosophy 
july 2011 by tsuomela
Michael Eldred - The Digital Cast of Being: Metaphysics, Mathematics, Cartesianism, Cybernetics, Capitalism, Communication - Reviewed by Val Dusek, University of New Hampshire - Philosophical Reviews - University of Notre Dame
The subtitle shows that this is a very ambitious book about a tremendously important topic. Michael Eldred examines and criticizes the atomistic world-orientation involved in digital technology, tracing this atomization back to Aristotle's conception of time as number (using Heidegger's comments). He continues through Descartes' atomistic ontology and method into modern mathematics and science, including discussions of the rigorization of the calculus and the arithmetization of analysis. Eldred then discusses the contemporary digitalized economy using Marx's concepts. Thus the work attempts to integrate a critique grounded in fundamental ontology with a critique of political economy in the digital age.
book  review  philosophy  information  digital  digitization  ontology  time  technology  heidegger  martin  alienation  marx  karl  ideology 
june 2010 by tsuomela

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