The Luddites and Lessons for the Next Rebellion

Justin Hendrix / Sep 27, 2023

Audio of this conversation is available via your favorite podcast service.

In Blood in the Machine: The Origins of the Rebellion Against Big Tech, Los Angeles Times technology columnistBrian Merchant has written a new history of perhaps one of the most famous movements for worker rights and power in the face of automation. The book sets the record straight on the Luddites, and unpacks what today’s workers can learn from them.

A transcript of the discussion is forthcoming.


Justin Hendrix
Justin Hendrix is CEO and Editor of Tech Policy Press, a new nonprofit media venture concerned with the intersection of technology and democracy. Previously, he was Executive Director of NYC Media Lab. He spent over a decade at The Economist in roles including Vice President, Business Development & ...