What Killed Capitalism

Yanis Varoufakis

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"Technofeudalism" by Yanis Varoufakis explores the rise of digital platforms and artificial intelligence, arguing that these technologies have the potential to create a new form of feudalism in which power and wealth are concentrated in the hands of a few tech oligarchs.

Varoufakis contends that the digital economy is exacerbating income inequality and undermining democracy, with algorithms replacing human decision-making and shaping society in ways that benefit the ruling elite.

Drawing parallels between historical feudalism and the emerging technofeudalism, the author paints a bleak picture of a future in which a small group of tech giants control vast wealth and resources, while exploiting the labor and data of the masses.

Through a mix of economic analysis, political insight, and social critique, Varoufakis offers a provocative examination of the challenges posed by the dominance of technology companies and the urgent need for a new social contract to safeguard individual freedoms and collective well-being.

"Technofeudalism" serves as a timely wake-up call to the dangers of unchecked technological power and calls for a reimagining of society that prioritizes human agency and democratic principles in the digital age.

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