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

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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

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The End of Work
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Trickledown Technology and Market Realities
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Visions of TechnoParadise
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Jeremy Rifkin is president of the Foundation on Economic Trends in Washington, D.C.

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