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Progress or Freedom

Who Gets to Govern Society’s Economic and Technological Future?

Authors: Lorenzi, Jean-Hervé, Berrebi, Michael

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  • Challenges the dominance and power of technology companies and the vacuum left by economists and politicians
  • Affirms the primacy of humans over machines and the consideration of rational arguments over prophecy
  • Considers a future where scientific breakthroughs must be governed by rules agreed on a global scale
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Technological dominance is shifting the balance of global economic stability. This is the central premise behind the latest book from Lorenzi and Berrebi who view the rise of artificial intelligence, robotics, use of private data, and genetic transformation, among other developments, culminating in new economic conditions that require a fresh sense of governance in order for society to sustain order. Whilst progress in technology provides numerous opportunities and hope, is the desire to pursue these ambitions in innovation putting our society at risk of being undermined and, ultimately, governed by technology firms? How will these changes affect economic outlooks in an age of growing inequality and aging populations? What role do politicians serve in facilitating these changes? The decline of a labour force, the use of Big Data and increased speeds of communication are but three examples that the authors address in their quest to understand where the limits should lie between progress and disruption for the future of society.

About the authors

Jean-Hervé Lorenzi is Professor of Economics at Paris-Dauphine University, France and President of the Cercle des économistes.
Mickaël Berrebi graduated from the Ecole Supérieure des Sciences Economiques et Commerciales (ESSEC) in Paris and received his masters from Paris-Dauphine University, France. He is a fully qualified actuary and works as a financial advisor.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Introduction: The New Human Condition

    Pages 1-12

    Lorenzi, Jean-Hervé (et al.)

  • A Major Stagnation, But Not a Secular One

    Pages 13-40

    Lorenzi, Jean-Hervé (et al.)

  • The High Tech Eden

    Pages 41-75

    Lorenzi, Jean-Hervé (et al.)

  • A Shattered Labour Market

    Pages 77-112

    Lorenzi, Jean-Hervé (et al.)

  • Human Genius at the Controls

    Pages 113-134

    Lorenzi, Jean-Hervé (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $19.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-19594-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $27.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-19593-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Progress or Freedom
Book Subtitle
Who Gets to Govern Society’s Economic and Technological Future?
Authors
Translated by
Leifer, D.
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-19594-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-19594-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-19593-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 215
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 34 illustrations in colour
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