Paths to Paradise: On the Liberation from Work

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Pluto Press, Jan 1, 1985 - Political Science - 144 pages
We are moving into a world where a power elite allocates jobs: where commodities buy consumers: where socialist as well as capitalist dogma is an obstacle to comprehension.In this book, Andre Gorz returns to Marx's Grundrisse and the prophecy of early nineteenth century socialists and rediscovers a vision of post-capitalist society founded on the automation of work and the transcending of the exchange economy. He argues that we have reached the precise stage where these utopian insights become a reality. If the socialist movement is to have something to say to a generation whose identity is no longer shaped at work, it must grasp these insights.

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Contents

Automation and the death of capital
29
Livingdead capitalism
35
The necessary and the optional
56
Copyright

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About the author (1985)

Andre Gorz was one of Europe's leading thinkers on politics. He is the author of several books including Ecology as Politics, Paths to Paradise and Farewell to the Working Class.

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