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The Future and Its Enemies

The Growing Conflict Over Creativity, Enterprise, and Progress

by Virginia Postrel

  • 177 Want to read
  • 12 Currently reading

Published by Free Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Political science & theory,
  • Sociology, Social Studies,
  • Sociology,
  • Social Science,
  • Economic Conditions,
  • Future Studies,
  • Social Science / Future Studies,
  • Sociology - General

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages288
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7722514M
    ISBN 100684862697
    ISBN 109780684862699

    Future, and it is mainly in what is omitted. Its real "enemies" are not the stasists Postrel goes on and on about, but the growing numbers of poor for whom neither the present nor the future may be all that much fun. It is not romanticizing the lives of one billion peasants to say that Postrel's future may not be all that salient to most of them. Buy the Paperback Book The Future and Its Enemies: The Growing Conflict Over Creativity, Enterprise, and Progress by Virginia Postrel at , Canada's largest bookstore. Free shipping and pickup in store on eligible orders.

      Culture The Future and Its Enemies Review: 'Zero to One' by Peter Thiel. Depiction of a futuristic city / Wikimedia Commons Jack Butler-Septem AM.   WELCOME. Welcome to You can email me at vp at My next book, The Fabric of Civilization: How Textiles Made the World will be published on November Pre-order it today! Follow me on Instagram @vpostrel, "like" me on Facebook, and join my email list here.. Latest Writing.

    The dust cover for Virginia Postrel's book displays FUTURE and ENEMIES in much larger text than the other title words, providing a less than subtle hint about the focus of her book. The enemies of the future include the usual suspects: reactionaries and technocrats. Innovation and Its Enemies Why People Resist New Technologies Calestous Juma. Explains the roots of resistance to new technologies - and why such resistance is not always futile; Draws on nearly years of economic history to show how the balance of winners and losers shapes technological controversies.


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Michael Barone U.S. News & World Report In industrial America, centralized bureaucracies believed they could identify and impose what 's management expert F. W Taylor called "the one best way" In post-industrial America, Virginia Postrel argues in her insightful book The Future and Its Enemies, it makes better sense to set out simple rules, allow flexibility and Cited by:   The Future and its Enemies  explores the centuries-old war between "statists" (who regulate, restrict, and roll back change) and "dynamists" (who invent and experiment, but don't force change on others)/5.

At its best, The Future and Its Enemies maintains alive the very future of political philosophy." (Michael Marder TELOS: Journal of Critical Social Thought) "This is a wonderful little book, striking the perfectly right balance between our hopes for the future and a realistic appraisal of where we presently are in contemporary Western democracies."Cited by: 3.

In The Future and Its Enemies, Likewise, our societies, unable to deal with radical uncertainty, do not make policies with a view to the long term.

Instead, we suffer from a sense of powerlessness, collective irrationality, and perennial political discontent.4/5. In The Future and Its Enemies: The Growing Conflict over Creativity, Enterprise and Progress, author Virginia Postrel argues essentially that the less we try to control and limit the economy, the more it will bring us.

The incentives, flexibility, and serendipity of an open society and economy will allow individual genius and innovation to bring us consistent material gains. As such, they are enemies to freedom and progress—and should, arguably, be resisted. Postrel is onto something here, though she owes much to the work of anti-stasist philosopher Friedrich Hayek.

Her the-future's-so-bright-I- gotta-wear-shades optimism provides relief from the morbid obsessions of so much postmodernist thought.

InVirginia Postrel published her compelling book, The Future and its Enemies, the Growing Conflict over Creativity, Enterprise, and Progress. It offered a new way of describing the political landscape, escaping the trite left and right memes (which unfortunately, never seem to go away).

The linked book review was written by philosophy professor Kelly L. In The Future and Its Enemies, Virginia Postrel explodes the myths behind these claims. Using examples that range from medicine to fashion, she explores how progress truly occurs and demonstrates that human betterment depends not on conformity to one central vision but on creativity and decentralized, open-ended trial and error.

Review. James K. Glassman The Washington Post American will prosper as long as we allow our trust in what Virginia Postrel in her brilliant new book, The Future and Its Enemies, calls dynamism -- freewheeling, even playful, change -- [to] overcome our fear of the future.

Alan Wolfe The New Republic A lively, engaging, and thought-provoking book. Arthur Hirsch The /5(19). Schroeder's Book Haven (US) Bookseller Inventory # B Title The Future and Its Enemies: The Growing Conflict Over Creativity, Enterprise, and Progress (SIGNED) Author Postrel, Virginia Format/binding Hardcover Book condition Used - Near Fine Jacket condition Near Fine Quantity available 1 Edition 1st ed.

Binding Hardcover ISBN 10 Book Edition: 1st Ed. The Future and Its Enemies enriches our democratic imagination with new vistas." University of Rome - Alessandro Ferrara "[Innerarity] ably surveys a rich literature on the role of time in governance and planning in an erudite, pleasant-to-read style of grand social theorizing not unlike that of recent books by Zygmunt Bauman."Pages: Virginia I.

Postrel (born 14 January ) is an American political and cultural writer of broadly libertarian, or classical liberal, views. She is best known for her two non-fiction books, The Future and Its Enemies and The Substance of Style. Print book: English: 1st Touchstone edView all editions and formats Summary: A passionate proponent of the dynamic approach, Postrel analyzes how true progress stems from the ideas of individuals unencumbered by nostalgia for the past or the static assumptions and bureaucratic rules of the present.

In The Future and Its Enemies, Spanish philosopher Daniel Innerarity makes a plea for a new social contract that would commit us to moral and political responsibility with respect to future generations. He urges us to become advocates for the future in the face of enemies who, oblivious to the costs of modernization, press for endless and unproductive acceleration.

The Future and Its Enemies, although a conventionally published book, adds to the library of classics that stand behind the libertarian talk show host or the free market website.

Far from the obscurantism of academic deconstructionism, Postrel writes a clear and convincing presentation, a loaded weapon for anyone who want to join the ranks of the fight against the forces of stasis. The Future and Its Enemies is a worthwhile read that will help the reader understand the real underlying dichotomy and debate ("the paradigm" which is a term that Postrel gratfully doesn't use) that defines how politicians and others react to a Cited by: Virginia Postrel, editor of Reason magazine, in her brilliant, bold, and compelling new work, The Future and Its Enemies, defies conventional political boundaries of left and right and liberal and conservative to divide the world into stasists and dynamists.

The book's thesis is that the most useful and pertinent intellectual vision is about those who want to stop, turn back, or regulate. The future, they tell us, is dangerously out of control, and unless we precisely govern the forces of change, we risk The Future and Its Enemies, Virginia Postrel explodes the myths behind these claims.

In The Future and Its Enemies: The Growing Conflict Over Creativity, Enterprise, and Progress, first published in NovemberVirginia Postrel explodes this myth, embarking on a bold exploration of how progress really occurs.

In areas of endeavor ranging from fashion to fisheries, from movies to medicine, from contact lenses to computers, she shows how and why. The Future and Its Enemies by Virginia Postrel (New York: Free Press, ); pages; $ May 8,marks the hundredth birthday of Austrian economist Friedrich A.

Hayek. One of Hayek’s most important and lasting contributions to human understanding has been his development of a theory of spontaneous order. Hayek argued (echoing the 18th-century. The Future and Its Enemies by Daniel Innerarity,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(17).Free 2-day shipping.

Buy The Future and Its Enemies - eBook at The Open Society and Its Enemies is a work on political philosophy by the philosopher Karl Popper, in which the author presents a "defence of the open society against its enemies", and offers a critique of theories of teleological historicism, according to which history unfolds inexorably according to universal indicts Plato, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Author: Karl Popper.