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

Front Cover
G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1995 - Self-Help - 350 pages
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.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

THE END OF WORK: The Decline of the Global Labor Force and the Dawn of the Post-Market Era

User Review  - Kirkus

A professional alarmist's attention-grabbing, albeit overstated, appraisal of a brave new world in which demand for labor could fall ruinously short of supply. Citing anecdotal evidence from a wealth ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - BookAddict - LibraryThing

This book is must read. The amount of information in this book is phenominal. It must have taken the author his entire lifetime to compile it all. The book reflects on the history of work and how the ... Read full review


The End of Work
Trickledown Technology and Market Realities
Visions of TechnoParadise

18 other sections not shown

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1995)

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

Bibliographic information