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Progress or Freedom

Who Gets to Govern Society’s Economic and Technological Future?

  • Jean-Hervé Lorenzi
  • Mickaël Berrebi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Jean-Hervé Lorenzi, Mickaël Berrebi
    Pages 1-12
  3. Jean-Hervé Lorenzi, Mickaël Berrebi
    Pages 13-40
  4. Jean-Hervé Lorenzi, Mickaël Berrebi
    Pages 41-75
  5. Jean-Hervé Lorenzi, Mickaël Berrebi
    Pages 77-112
  6. Jean-Hervé Lorenzi, Mickaël Berrebi
    Pages 113-134
  7. Jean-Hervé Lorenzi, Mickaël Berrebi
    Pages 135-148
  8. Jean-Hervé Lorenzi, Mickaël Berrebi
    Pages 149-168
  9. Jean-Hervé Lorenzi, Mickaël Berrebi
    Pages 169-184
  10. Jean-Hervé Lorenzi, Mickaël Berrebi
    Pages 185-211
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 213-215

About this book

Introduction

Technological dominance is shifting the balance of global economic stability. This is the central premise behind the latest book from Lorenzi and Berrebi who view the rise of artificial intelligence, robotics, use of private data, and genetic transformation, among other developments, culminating in new economic conditions that require a fresh sense of governance in order for society to sustain order. Whilst progress in technology provides numerous opportunities and hope, is the desire to pursue these ambitions in innovation putting our society at risk of being undermined and, ultimately, governed by technology firms? How will these changes affect economic outlooks in an age of growing inequality and aging populations? What role do politicians serve in facilitating these changes? The decline of a labour force, the use of Big Data and increased speeds of communication are but three examples that the authors address in their quest to understand where the limits should lie between progress and disruption for the future of society.

Keywords

Progress and society Secular stagnation Fourth industrial revolution Artificial intelligence Blockchain Robotics Aging population Inequality Unregulated finance Slowdown in the world economy. Humans over machines Technological disruption

Authors and affiliations

  • Jean-Hervé Lorenzi
    • 1
  • Mickaël Berrebi
    • 2
  1. 1.Paris Dauphine UniversityParisFrance
  2. 2.ParisFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-19594-6
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-19593-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-19594-6
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