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The end of work : the decline of the global work-force and the dawn of the post-market era

Author: Jeremy Rifkin
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeremy Rifkin
ISBN: 0874777798 9780874777796 0874778247 9780874778243
OCLC Number: 221881520
Notes: "A Jeremy P. Tarcher/Putnam book."
Description: xviii, 350 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword / Robert L. Heilbroner --
1. The End of Work --
2. Trickle-down Technology and Market Realities --
3. Visions of Techno-Paradise --
4. Crossing into the High-Tech Frontier --
5. Technology and the African-American Experience --
6. The Great Automation Debate --
7. Post-Fordism --
8. No More Farmers --
9. Hanging Up the Blue Collar --
10. The Last Service Worker --
11. High-Tech Winners and Losers --
12. Requiem for the Working Class --
13. The Fate of Nations --
14. A More Dangerous World --
15. Re-engineering the Work Week --
16. A New Social Contract --
17. Empowering the Third Sector --
18. Globalizing the Social Economy.
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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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