Thanks to technology, the traditional hierarchies of state and business are falling away

Humankind is going through one of its rare but profound paradigm shifts. And as ever, it's driven by technology. From the stone age to the iron age, from farming to Fordism, how we make and do things has always affected how society operates. Marx may have been overly deterministic about the effect of the economic base on the social superstructure but as he wrote, "the windmill gives you society with the feudal lord: the steam mill, society with the industrial capitalist". So what does the age of the internet, the smart phone and social media give us?

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First Lady: A feeble, sexist and outdated job

First ladies give up their careers, salary and security, as the humiliating case of Valérie Trierweiler shows. Is it time for the role to be scrapped.

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