Review Copy Received: Aaron Benanav’s Automation and the Future of Work

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Update (11.12.2020): A reviewer has been secured for this book.

ARB has a hardcover review copy of Aaron Benanav‘s “consensus-shattering account of automation technologies and their effect on workplaces and the labor market” Automation and the Future of Work (Verso).

If you are interested in reviewing this book for ARB please reach out to the editors to express your interest. Please note: Because of mailing costs, this item is limited to reviewers located only in the U.S.

From the publisher:

Silicon Valley titans, politicians, techno-futurists and social critics have united in arguing that we are living on the cusp of an era of rapid technological automation, heralding the end of work as we know it. But does the much-discussed “rise of the robots” really explain the jobs crisis that awaits us on the other side of the coronavirus?

In Automation and the Future of Work, Aaron Benanav uncovers the structural economic trends that will shape our working lives far into the future. What social movements, he asks, are required to propel us into post-scarcity, if technological innovation alone can’t deliver it? In response to calls for a universal basic income that would maintain a growing army of redundant workers, he offers a counter-proposal.

About the author:

Aaron Benanav is a Researcher at Humboldt University of Berlin. He previously taught at the University of Chicago and has written for the Guardian and New Left Review.

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