The Wealth of Networks: How Social Production Transforms Markets and Freedom (Google eBook)

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Yale University Press, Dec 1, 2006 - Business & Economics - 515 pages
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Production is shifting from physical products like blue jeans, to decentralized information goods, like articles on the Internet. This gives users more power (they can publish instead of just reading), creates more opportunities for democratic participation, lowers costs for developing countries, and democratizes the creation of our culture. This book analyzes these changes by looking at what new technologies make easy, applying an individualist economic model, and examining the effects on human beings. As the state's role has largely been to support big companies, this book will largely ignore it, even though it could be used as a force for good.
  

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Review: The Wealth of Networks: How Social Production Transforms Markets and Freedom

User Review  - Jeremy - Goodreads

What a wonderful book! Benkler provides an incredibly insightful and well-reasoned look into the reality and potential of means of production that are outside of the financial system. He argues that ... Read full review

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User Review  - Testy McTesterson - Goodreads

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Contents

A Moment of Opportunity and Challenge
1
The Networked Information Economy
29
The Political Economy of Property and Commons
129
Policies of Freedom at a Moment of Transformation
379
Notes
475
Index
491
Copyright

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