What is post-capitalism? How do we get there?
As Paul Mason writes in Postcapitalism, we are experiencing an increasing tension between ‘non-market forms of production’ and traditional capitalism. ‘Technologically, we are headed for zero-price goods, unmeasurable work, an exponential takeoff in productivity and the extensive automation of processes. Socially, we are trapped in a world of monopolies, inefficiency, the ruins of a finance-dominated free market and a proliferation of “bullshit jobs”.’ The potential, Mason believes, is for ‘the abolition of the market and its replacement by postcapitalism’. If this transition is a desirable goal, what does it look like and how do we bring it about?#Post-capitalism