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Matthew Crawford on Society’s Increasing Obsession with ‘Health and Safety’ Culture

One of the visible knock-on effects of the COVID crisis has been a clear acceleration by government and corporations toward a more automated society, or more aptly called the Fourth Industrial Revolution. However, long before the present crisis began, society was already being primed for this bold and concerted move towards a next-level technocracy.

UnHerd host Freddie Sayers speaks with American author and academic, Matthew Crawford, a motorcycle mechanic turned philosopher, who carries a rather unique perspective on the present epoch In which we find ourselves –  covering a wide-range of areas from health and safety culture, or “safetyism,” the attempted takeover by Silicon Valley moguls of our day to day lives, as well as a deeper conversation about the concept of risk, personal autonomy and how this all feeds into the current political economy. Watch:

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