“The world is a mess. We need fully automated luxury communism.”

Aaron Bastani is co-founder of Novara Media, an independent, self-described radical left-wing alternative media organization based in the United Kingdom, and author of "Fully Automated Luxury Communism". In his book, Bastani argues that ‘Fully Automated Luxury Communism’ is the paradigm of the future – and the path to a world of luxury, liberty and happiness. With over 50,000 followers on Twitter and often acting as a stand-in for the Labour front bench in the media, Bastani has become an influential voice in British politics. Bastani comes to the festival bearing a persuasive and polemical argument for how we can move to energy abundance, feed a world of 9 billion, overcome work, transcend the limits of biology and build meaningful freedom for all.

“In 100 years’ time many of the ideas in this book will be mainstream, while kindergarten students laugh at our mainstream economic textbooks.” – Paul Mason

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