“Reflecting the growing uncertainty about our automated future and the sustainability of our environments, there has been a recent efflorescence of manifestos and books proposing how we should or could organize things in the future. Some have sought to map out a path in broadly economic terms. Among the most influential have been the many that propose various models of 'post-capitalism,' or those that insist we take economic growth down from its hallowed pedestal and recognize that the market is at best a poor arbiter of value, and when it comes to things like our living environment, a destroyer of it. The most interesting of these have been the ones that seek to diminish the importance we give to accumulation of private wealth. These include proposals like granting a universal basic income (apportioning free money to everyone whether they work or not) and shifting the focus on taxation from income to wealth. Other interesting approaches propose extending the fundamental rights we give to people and companies to ecosystems, rivers, and crucial habitats.”