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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Apart from that book should have been written in 100 pages instead of 250 pages, the author makes sense. Man vs. machine and machine wins. What really surprised me about the book that Jeremy doesn't ... Read full review

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A collection of facts (or sometimes what the author wants to believe to be facts) about shortcomings at the end of the industrial age stringed together. Gives some positive ideas to think about, but is not an easy read and needs major revision to be updated for the information age. Read full review

Contents

The End of Work
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Trickledown Technology and Market Realities
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Visions of TechnoParadise
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About the author (1995)

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

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