The End of Work: The Decline of the Global Labor Force and the Dawn of the Post-market Era

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G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1995 - Self-Help - 350 pages
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Jeremy Rifkin argues that we are entering a new phase in history - one characterized by the steady and inevitable decline of jobs. The world, says Rifkin, is fast polarizing into two potentially irreconcilable forces: on one side, an information elite that controls and manages the high-tech global economy; and on the other, the growing numbers displaced workers, who have few prospects and little hope for meaningful employment in an increasingly automated world.
The end of work could mean the demise of civilization as we have come to know it, or signal the beginning of a great social transformation and a rebirth of the human spirit.

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It was written in 1995 and I'm just now reading it in 2011. The author gives a good historical background to bring the reader up to the current era. Much of what he has hypothesized has come to pass ... Read full review

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When Rifkin wrote The End of Work in the 90s, the risks of automation were looming. He presented suggestions for avoiding a decent into dark age brought on by income inequality and an economically ... Read full review


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Jeremy Rifkin is president of the Foundation on Economic Trends in Washington, D.C.

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