We are surrounded by enthusiasts advertising a wonderful new world of “smart factories”. Among them are government representatives, business and employer associations, CEOs from big corporations, but also academia and even trade unionists. They all try to convince us that in a near future digitalization of the manufacturing sector and even the economy at large […]
Birgit Mahnkopf is a retired professor of European Politics from Berlin School of Economics and Law. She has published extensively on social and ecological aspects of globalization and European politics.