Technofeudalism Signed First Edition
What Killed Capitalism
Published:28th Sep '23
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The #1 bestselling economist shows how capitalism has been replaced by a more exploitative system, technofeudalism, in which the owners of big tech have become the world's feudal overlords.
* A GUARDIAN BEST FORTHCOMING BOOK OF 2023 * THE TIMES BIGGEST BOOKS OF AUTUMN 2023 *
‘What an amazing piece of work this is. The dark, scary, exciting song of our age. 100 out of 100’IRVINE WELSH
In his boldest and most far-reaching book yet, world-famous economist Yanis Varoufakis argues that capitalism is dead and a new economic era has begun.
Insane sums of money that were supposed to re-float our economies in the wake of the financial crisis and the pandemic have ended up supercharging big tech's hold over every aspect of the economy. Capitalism's twin pillars - markets and profit - have been replaced with big tech's platforms and rents. Meanwhile, with every click and scroll, we labour like serfs to increase its power. Welcome to technofeudalism.
Drawing on stories from Greek Myth and pop culture, from Homer to Mad Men, Varoufakis explains this revolutionary transformation: how it enslaves our minds, how it rewrites the rules of global power and ultimately what it will take overthrow it.
'Utterly accessible, deeply humane and startlingly original' NAOMI KLEIN on Talking To My Daughter
‘What an amazing piece of work this is. Ground-breaking, thought-provoking and highly accessible. Everyone should read it. This is where we’re going. The dark, scary, exciting song of our age. 100 out of 100 -- Irvine Welsh
A book for anybody who wants to understand the mess we're in - and since we're all in this mess, that makes it a book for everybody -- Slavoj Zizek
With superb storytelling, Varoufakis shows how capitalism has eaten itself alive, mutating into an entirely different and more dangerous beast, and calls on us to free ourselves from digital serfdom -- Brett Scott, author of Cloudmoney
Provocative and accessible, this is sure to be a key touchstone in debates about the future of the global economy -- Nick Srnicek, co-author of Inventing the Future
Compulsive and necessary reading for all who want to see a better world -- Ken Loach
PRAISE FOR THE AUTHOR'S PREVIOUS BOOKS
'One of the greatest political memoirs of all time
A landmark work -- BRIAN ENO on Another Now
I could not recommend this more -- OWEN JONES on Another Now
Visionary in its search for new possibilities and realistic in its embrace of our human nature -- ALFONSO CUARÓN on Another Now
PRAISE FOR YANIS VAROUFAKIS
'The most interesting man in the world
Varoufakis has the greatest political virtues of all - courage and honesty * The Times *
An outstanding economist and political analyst -- NOAM CHOMSKY
A very, very clever person -- MARTIN WOLF
A brilliant economist * Bloomberg *
He writes with great panache ... and in a gripping style * Times Literary Supplement *
Dimensions: 240mm x 162mm x 29mm