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Federico Pistono

Will There Be An Economic Collapse?

Debate between Federico Pistono, and Clifford Slapper (SPGB)

Federico Pistono is author of the book "Robots will steal your job, but that's OK; how to survive the economic collapse and be happy"

Thanks to Stephen Oberauer for filming the debate - https://www.youtube.com/user/soberauer

 

Date: 
Sunday, 10 March 2013

Will Robots Cause Capitalism to Collapse?

In March the Socialist Party debated with Federico Pistono, the author of a book entitled Robots Will Steal Your Job, But That’s OK: How to Survive the Economic Collapse and Be Happy (reviewed in the March Socialist Standard). His argument is typical of many who think that the market-money-wages system we call capitalism is going to soon collapse as a result of the increasing pace of technological innovation leading to constantly growing mass unemployment. Peter Joseph, the founder of the Zeitgeist Movement, put it more dramatically in a TV interview the same month:

Book Reviews: 'Bleakonomics', 'Robots Will Steal Your Job, But That's OK', 'Shelley at Oxford' & 'The Lovely Horrible Stuff'

Capitalisms diminishing returns

'Bleakonomics', by Rob Larson. (Pluto Press. 2012)

Larson has written an engaging polemic against free-market capitalism and its proponents, focusing on the role of ‘externalities’such as environmental destruction and the inadequate consideration of these by conventional economics.

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