PositiveOpen DemocracyBastani paints a vivid and intoxicating picture of a luxurious and plentiful superstructure undergirded by a base of intergalactic automation and excess supply of everything. For that, he is to be applauded, and this book should be read by anyone who feels that capitalism has had its day (which given the current state of the world, should be everyone). But the one thing I felt missing from this tangible utopianism was the agency of the people he is so keen to foreground ... Bastani is keen to evoke populism as a means to move beyond the neoliberal order of technocratic governance, but does not delve further ... the book leaves open the question of identity politics and what role that plays in FALC. This in part stems from the overly masculine tone of the book ... Despite these omissions, the book is an extremely timely interjection into what is a vital moment in human history.