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Why We Need Democracy 2.0 and Capitalism 2.0 to Survive

31 Pages Posted: 27 Apr 2016  

Dirk Helbing

ETH Zürich - Department of Humanities, Social and Political Sciences (GESS)

Date Written: April 24, 2016

Abstract

The world is running into great trouble. The Anthropocene challenges (including climate change, impending resource shortages, demographic change, conflict, financial and economic crises) call for entirely new answers. As a result, we are now seeing the emergence of data-driven societies around the globe. Feudalism 2.0, fascism 2.0, communism 2.0, socialism 2.0, democracy 2.0 and capitalism 2.0 can now be built. What framework should we choose? What would be the implications?

Keywords: Feudalism, technological totalitarism, communism, feudalism, big nudging, resource shortage, capitalism, climate change, overpopulation

JEL Classification: A00, B00, F00, H00, O33, P00

Suggested Citation

Helbing, Dirk, Why We Need Democracy 2.0 and Capitalism 2.0 to Survive (April 24, 2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2769633

Dirk Helbing (Contact Author)

ETH Zürich - Department of Humanities, Social and Political Sciences (GESS) ( email )

ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
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Zurich, 8092
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