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Commentary :: Radical Culture
The end of capitalism
20 Jul 2015
Without us noticing, we are entering the postcapitalist era. At the heart of further change to come is information technology, new ways of working and the sharing economy. The old ways will take a long while to disappear, but it’s time to be utopian.
The information economy is an economy of abundance that calls in question the assumptions, priorities and paradigms of the quantitative economy of scarcity.

http://www.openculture.com gives us 700 free movies, 700 free E-books and 450 audio books and challenges the hard-nosed culture of hyper-individualism, enrichment and exclusion.

to read Paul Mason's "The end of capitalism" published on July 16, 2015 in The Guardian, click on

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/jul/17/postcapitalism-end-of-capit

Why should we not form a picture of the ideal life, built out of abundant information, non-hierarchical work and the dissociation of work from wages?

Millions of people are beginning to realise they have been sold a dream at odds with what reality can deliver. Their response is anger – and retreat towards national forms of capitalism that can only tear the world apart. Watching these emerge, from the pro-Grexit left factions in Syriza to the Front National and the isolationism of the American right has been like watching the nightmares we had during the Lehman Brothers crisis come true.

We need more than just a bunch of utopian dreams and small-scale horizontal projects. We need a project based on reason, evidence and testable designs, that cuts with the grain of history and is sustainable by the planet. And we need to get on with it.
See also:
http://www.freembtranslations.net
http://www.openculture.com
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