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  • Bubble 4.0 - A Marxist View through the Prism of the Old Left

  • Pavel Sirůček | 20 Nov 20
  • The so-called Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) is said be dramatically shaking the world. 4.0 technologies are thought to have unprecedented impact not only on the economy but also to be revolutionaising society as a whole. There are many myths associated with the 4.0 projects and visions. They can be deconstructed using the methodology of Marxist political economy, including the theory of long innovation waves, an area, among others, in which Czech economists contributed significantly to the development of Marxian theory.

     

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    Table of contents

    Introduction
    Exploring globalisation and 4.0 processes – the Czech contribution
    Old and new theories of transformation of capitalism
    Another New Economy?
    4IR as the Next Phase of the Information or Digital Revolution?
    The Magic of V. (or VI. and VII.?) Long K-Waves
    The Meaning of i4.0 and the Tasks of the Left
    Bibliography