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The glass half-empty : debunking the myth of progress in the twenty-first century

Title
The glass half-empty : debunking the myth of progress in the twenty-first century / Rodrigo Aguilera.
Author
Aguilera, Rodrigo,
Publication
London : Repeater Books, 2020.
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1 online resource (1 volume)
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Electronic books.
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ISBN
  • 9781912248810
  • 1912248816
Author
Aguilera, Rodrigo, author.
Title
The glass half-empty : debunking the myth of progress in the twenty-first century / Rodrigo Aguilera.
Publisher
London : Repeater Books, 2020.
Type of Content
text
Type of Medium
computer
Type of Carrier
online resource
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references.
Summary
Despite the doom and gloom of financial crises, global terrorism, climate collapse, and the rise of the far-right, a number of leading intellectuals (Steven Pinker, Hans Rosling, Johan Norberg, and Matt Ridley, among others) have been arguing in recent years that the world is getting better and better. But this "progress narrative" is little more than a very conservative defence of the capitalist status quo. At a time when liberal democracy appears incapable of stemming the tide of the far-right populism, and when laissez-faire capitalism is ill-equipped to deal with socio-economic problems like climate change, inequality, and the future of wok, the real advocates of progress are those willing to challenge these established paradigms. The Glass Half-Empty argues that, without criticising the systems of capitalism, the changes needed to make a better world will always fall short of our expectations. The "progress narrative" needs to be challenged before we stumble into a potentially catastrophic future, despite having the means to build a truly better world.
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Print version: AGUILERA, RODRIGO. GLASS HALF-EMPTY. [Place of publication not identified] : REPEATER BOOKS, 2020 1912248808 (OCoLC)1122717436
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