Next revolution will seek to overthrow the privileges of nationhood

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Next revolution will seek to overthrow the privileges of nationhoodThe Guardian ^ | 9/19/16 | Robert ShillerPosted on 9/23/2016, 10:19:24 AM by ek_hornbeckFor the past several centuries, the world has experienced a sequence of intellectual revolutions against oppression of one sort or another. These rebellions operate in the minds of humans and are spread eventually to most of the world, not by war, which tends to involve multiple causes, but by language and communications technology.

Ultimately, the ideas they advance, unlike the causes of war, become noncontroversial.The next such revolution, likely to occur in the 21st century, will challenge the economic implications of the nation state.

It will focus on the injustice that follows from the fact that, entirely by chance, some are born in poor countries and others in rich countries. As more people work for multinational firms and get to know more people from other countries, our sense of justice is being affected.

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