📄 Review of Aaron Bastani's ‘Fully Automated Luxury Communism: A Manifesto’ forthcoming on Verso Books.
Climate, communism and the Age of Affluence?https://theecologist.org/2019/may/29/climate-communism-and-age-affluence
Good summary of the techno-solutionist stance at the core of FALC. In-vitro meat? asteroid mining? Elon fucking Musk, are you serious?! I guess it was easy enough to see coming, but I did not.
To me FALC should be more like the Anarresti society in Le Guin's The Dispossessed, but I guess I glossed over the 'luxury' part.
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