John Torpey - The End of the World As We Know I...
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John Torpey - The End of the World As We Know It? From Social Citizenship to the Gig Economy
This lecture surveys contributions to social progress in the rich world from the pre-industrial period to the current age of techno-financial capitalism. I explore developments in demography, public health, longevity, and patterns of work with an eye toward understanding the distinctiveness of our contemporary situation. In particular, I argue that contributions to public infrastructure were crucial to advances in public well-being over the past 200 years and that those are now being undermined by a lack of investment that falls particularly hard on the least well-off.