Podcast / Tech Won’t Save Us / Feb 8, 2024

France’s Start-Up Nation Is a Neoliberal Hell

On this episode of Tech Won’t Save Us, Paris Marx is joined by Nastasia Hadjadji to discuss Emmanuel Macron’s plan to run France like a tech company.

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France’s Start-Up Nation Is a Neoliberal Hell w/ Nastasia Hadjadji | Tech Won't Save Us
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On this episode of Tech Won't Save Us, Paris Marx is joined by Nastasia Hadjadji to discuss Emmanuel Macron’s plan to run France like a start-up, how that justified a further dismantling of France's welfare state, and how his desire to create national tech champions is having domestic consequences.

Nastasia Hadjadji is a French journalist looking at tech from the lens of political economy and is the author of “No Crypto. Comment Bitcoin a envoûté la planète.”

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French President Emmanuel Macron looks at his smartphone.

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On this episode of Tech Won’t Save Us, Paris Marx is joined by Nastasia Hadjadji to discuss Emmanuel Macron’s plan to run France like a start-up, how that justified a further dismantling of the country’s welfare state, and how his desire to create national tech champions is having domestic consequences.

Nastasia Hadjadji is a French journalist looking at tech through the lens of political economy and is the author of No Crypto. Comment Bitcoin a envoûté la planète (No Crypto: How Bitcoin Bewitched the Planet).

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Paris Marx

Paris Marx is a tech critic and host of the Tech Won’t Save Us podcast. He writes the Disconnect newsletter and is the author of Road to Nowhere: What Silicon Valley Gets Wrong about the Future of Transportation.

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