- Foresights and futures studies depend on the adequacy of our knowledge of the present and the past.
- Big data evidence suggests that the English language area was not capitalist between 1800 and 2000.
- Popular social macro trend statements ought to be regularly scrutinised so as to reduce the risk that inadequate trend assumptions are projected into the future.
Keywords: Social macro trends; capitalism; big data; Google Ngram Viewer; culturomics
Citation: Roth S., Valentinov V., Agustinaitis A., Mkrtichyan A., and Kaivo-oja J. (2018), Was that capitalism? A future-oriented big data analysis of the English language area in the 19th and 20th century, Futures, Vol. 98 No. April, pp. 41-48 [SSCI 1.918, Scopus, FNEGE**, ABS**]
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