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The Worst Is Yet to Come: A Post-Capitalist Survival Guide

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Capitalism is about to commit suicide and is threatening to take us down with it. But will it give way to a grand social utopia or the beginning of a new dark age... albeit WiFi enabled?

The Worst is Yet to Come explores the disturbing possibility that the current crisis of neoliberal capitalism isn’t going to spawn an emancipatory renaissance, but a world that is much, muc
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Published January 15th 2019 by Repeater (first published 2019)
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بثينة العيسى
في "الأسوأ لم يأتِ بعد" يتحدث پيتر فليمنغ عن نشوء مصطلح "رأس المال البشري" الذي مهد آدم سميث لظهوره. المصلطح يفترض تصورًا مثاليًا واختزاليًا عن الإنسان؛ فهو يحب الربح ويكره الخسارة، مثل آلة منطقية تمشي على قدمين.

منذ البداية افترض منظروا الرأسمالية بأن مبادئ الرأسمالية متوافقة مع الطبيعة البشرية. إلا أن الواقع يضج بظواهر اجتماعية ونفسية (سيب الاقتصادية على جنب) تنقض تمامًا هذه الفكرة؛ الفردية المتوحشة، الوحدة المزمنة، الانفصال عن الطبيعة، ضياع القيم، السقوط في اللا معنى، القلق والاكتئاب.. هذه كله
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Derek James Baldwin
Not a bad book by any means but rather slight. Lots of interesting ideas are thrown around, never explored in any depth, and when the author mentions near the end that it was mostly written in three weeks I can’t pretend to have been surprised except, perhaps, “wow, that long”. One of the most disappointing aspects is how the notes so often reference some Guardian article, itself no doubt a lightly rewritten press release or one of those “why oh why... but... social justice is great, and we all ...more
Michael
Feb 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: economics, sociology, 2019
The Worst Is Yet To Come is another entry in the long line of books analysing (and in some cases celebrating) the end of neoliberal capitalism. Peter Fleming takes a different angle on this to many writers, suggesting that rather than being optimistic about what the future will bring (in that the collapse of capitalism will lead to the fruition of the long standing socialist project in the form of Fully Automated Luxury Capitalism), a form of aggressive pessimism is a more rational response.

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مصطفى منير
ده كتاب الشّهر بالنّسبة لي الحقيقة.
أنا أحب جدا الكتب إللي من النّوعية دي؛ هحطلك مشكلة في إطار سردي جميل، فمتزهقش مني أبدًا.
والصّراحة الرّجل عمل إللي عليه وزيادة، والتّرجمة محترفة ومحمد جمال أبدع في نقل روح النّص.
نوعية الكتب زي الأسوأ لم يأت بعد، إنها يتديك مناعة ضد الصّدمات، وبتخلّيك تفكّر في كيفية البحث عن الحلول، وتبقى سابق بخطوة لو في يوم حصل في دايرتك إللي بيقول عليها بيتر.
يمكن أحلى فصل بالنسبة لي كان فصل الرّوبوتات، وعجبني جدًا إنه كان بيعرض المشكلة وبيقدم الحلو في نقاط مع التّأكيد على
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Javi
Apr 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Aún con sus limitaciones, ha sido un curso intensivo en el estado actual del sistema económico y las raíces que han penetrado en la forma de pensar del ciudadano actual. Bien cargado de anotaciones, conciso y con un tono de humor negro que le viene al pelo. Eso sí, los consejos que dan se quedan un poquito cortos si querías algo para escapar del caos post-capitalista pero si tuviéramos la solución ya la estaríamos aplicando.
Gabriel
Jul 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Un poco de lectura auto complaciente y una linda patada en la boca a los tecno optimistas. A ver cuánto de este libro se confirma como cierto en 10 años (predicción: 90%).
Özgür Çakmak
Feb 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a very interesting book with analysis about our current mad times and offers a framework for surviving it. I especially like the voice of the book, humorous yet underlining the horror behind whatever is discussed and they are horrible.

A must read.
Bill Williams
Mar 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Worst Is Yet to Come: A Post-Capitalist Survival Guide is a well-written takedown of capitalism.

Among other things, capitalism is described as a cult which could not be complete without Cold War boogey-men like Reagan and Thatcher and a new one, Jordan Peterson getting name dropped.

The text has wonderfully sinister terms like ‘Digitopia’ and ‘Fiscal Violence’ and ‘White Corporate Patriarchy’ and ‘Blade-Runner Capitalism’. This Post Capitalist Dystopia concludes that ‘the present is not worth
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simran singh
Dec 14, 2020 rated it it was ok
This book is about "post capitalism", examining the thesis that we have outlived our dominant economic system and that we are transitioning into something else. We do not know what that "something else" would be. Some features of a post-capitalistic world that are emerging realities are horrible inequality, ethno-nationalism, and environmental catastrophe. Fleming structured this book as a survival guide for "fetid futures" that might emerge out of capitalism's rubble. This book's pessimistic st ...more
Hannah
Jan 07, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2020
A pretty good book for those like me who are just starting out at reading about this kind of subject matter. Fleming combines theory (a lot of Mark Fisher) along with statistics and Guardian articles (disappointing) to flesh out his idea of "radical hopelessness" all the while working very hard to make the book accessible to a general audience, an audience that I am not sure the book has actually reached. Radical hopelessness is interesting to me and although accessibility is important when writ ...more
Lawrence
Aug 06, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fun
I wish I'd read more reviews here before starting this book -- as others have said, it's ultimately kind of.. flimsy. In my case it really suffered from the fact that I read it directly alongside a dense theoretical monograph on capitalism that was literally three times as long: in comparison, this book felt like a panicked list of bullet points, rather than a sustained thought. I also might not have been the right audience just because I *am* already, you know, reading monographs about capitali ...more
Stratos Moustakas
Feb 20, 2019 rated it liked it
I needed a little extra from this book. The philosophical core (radical hopelessness / revolutionary pessimism) is promising but barely introduced. What remains is too much equivocation, frankly. I am after the author’s own heart and trust he elaborates elsewhere, but he’s burying his own survival tips. Nevertheless it’s a good summary of the challenges that increasingly raise the difficulty in level 21c+ human survival to Extra Hardcore levels. A frenetic tract through and through, a compressed ...more
nis
Oct 26, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2020
Which book will break the three-star streak? Stay tuned to find out
Nigel
Mar 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: non-fiction
We're doomed. ...more
Ross Wermert
Dec 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Excellent short book.
Cynthia Parker
May 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Depressing but well thought out
Ben Handshue
May 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Very interesting. It combines Street Fight radio and Majority Report laced with Capitalist realism dashed with office space in book form. Glossary at the back is excellent companion.
Asmaa Nasser
Dec 23, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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