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That was the future that wasn’t

The Antidote

ISSN: 1363-8483

Article publication date: 1 June 2000

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Abstract

Employs Charles Handy’s predictions from 1989, from his book ‘The Age of Unreason’. Further emphasizes these predictions with a highlighted panel listing the predictions for clarity. Claims that Handy had an optimistic dream of work shared out and more leisure time for all — his optimism, by the mid‐1980s, was tempered by a different reality. Depicts, also, Handy’s later book — ‘The Empty Raincoat’ — which reflected that his hopes in his ‘Unreason’ book had not been fulfilled but his fears, unfortunately, had. Identifies nine paradoxes at the heart of current society — each a sign of an imperfect world — and puts the meat on the bare bones of each. Urges an acceptance of change and to go with the flow to improve our, and others, future.

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Kippenberger, T. (2000), "That was the future that wasn’t", The Antidote, Vol. 5 No. 3, pp. 9-10. https://doi.org/10.1108/EUM0000000006768

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