Trekonomics

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Inkshares, May 31, 2016 - Business & Economics - 280 pages
"Saadia proves that Star Trek is an even more valuable cultural icon than we ever suspected."-- Charlie Jane Anders, former editor-in-chief, io9

What would the world look like if everybody had everything they wanted or needed? Trekonomics, the first book from financial journalist Felix Salmon's imprint Pipertext, approaches scarcity economics by coming at it backwards -- through thinking about a universe where scarcity does not exist. Delving deep into the details and intricacies of 24th century society, Trekonomics explores post-scarcity and whether we, as humans, are equipped for it. What are the prospects of automation and artificial intelligence? Is there really no money in Star Trek? Is Trekonomics at all possible?

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User Review  - LisCarey - www.librarything.com

We don't ordinarily think much about the economics of Star Trek when watching an episode or a movie, but when we step back from the stories themselves, it's a pretty interesting question. How does the ... Read full review

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Economics is one field in which I would have liked to have taken at least an introductory course, but I feel like I have an understanding of at least a few of the concepts of macroeconomics. I'm also ... Read full review

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About the author (2016)

Manu Saadia was born in Paris, France, where he fell into science fiction and Star Trek fandom at the age of eight. He studied history of science and economic history in Paris and Chicago. His work on Trekonomics has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Business Insider. Manu Saadia is a contributing writer for Fusion.net. He lives in Los Angeles with his son and his wife.

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