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Power without KnowledgeA Critique of Technocracy$
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Jeffrey Friedman

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780190877170

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2020

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190877170.001.0001

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Technocracy and the Left

(p.348) Afterword
Power without Knowledge

Jeffrey Friedman

Oxford University Press

The socialist element in exitocracy suggests that the left should endorse it in preference to technocracy. For technocracy blocks people’s use of the exit mechanism to solve social problems individually, and we now have reason to think that this is likely to reduce human well-being, at least until the advent of an intellectual revolution that enables a judicious technocracy to arise. But the grip of technocracy on the left is ideationally determined and is, therefore, unlikely to change—unless the left itself experiences a cultural revolution.

Keywords:   cameralism, capitalism, Foucault, Marxism, Progressive Era, socialism

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