Technocracy I: Functional Control Is Imperative – North American History

Our new series is a 1930s vision of techno-topia! It’s not only from the 30s, though – while long past its heyday, a small Technocracy movement still exists today, which only makes this all the more interesting. This movement that proposed all of North America should be one unified country governed by scientists and experts.

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Music and graphic design by Rachel Westhoff. Maps, pics, references and more at www.deadideas.net.

Time/place: North America, primarily 1918-1947 CE

Dead Idea: Technocracy

Co-hosts: Jon and Ingrid

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References

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Hubbert, M. King. (1934). “Technocracy Study Course.” Retrieved Feb. 3, 2018, from: http://www.technocracyinc.org/study-guide/

“Hydrology.” (1937, Sep). The Technocrat News Magazine. Los Angeles: Technocracy, Inc.

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