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I must admit that when I read this book, I was a bit dissappointed at the lack of new information.
According to Mr. Rifkin my joke with regards to being constantly replaced and retrained was not a joke but a fact of life in the evolving new global world economy.
In other words, though the poor continue to be poor, we should consider at each period what the poor they are better off.
I am convinced that the future Rifkin describes is real. Some of his solutions are credible, some are not. There's an obvious hole in his argument for the "Third Sector. Read morePublished 13 days ago by librich
Less and less jobs despite more and more production due advances in technology. ... unfortunately instead of sharing the gains it all is going to fewer and fewer. ... Read morePublished 15 days ago by djb
This well-researched book documents the history of automation and its effect on jobs and living standards over time. It is an interesting read.Published 1 month ago by Robert Porter
We are on the cusp it seems of extraordinary change in the way we live and work. Unskilled and low skilled labor is being increasingly performed by machines and computers which... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Robert F. Wellman
The author wrote this book years ago, based on the insight that corporations are replacing labor with computer software, robots and fear imposed to drive more productivity. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Duane Fleming
This may have been one of the top 1-2 books I've read this year - which needs to be contextually framed by the fact that I typically have time to read no more than 4-5 books each... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Chris Dobyns
Rifkin warned a bit early about the reduction of jobs due to automation being an economic issue. We're seeing the impact now.Published 12 months ago by William Meisel
The End of Work
By Jeremy Rifkin
By Richard E. Noble
The End of Work by Jeremy Rifkin is an extraordinary work. Read more
The version of this book that I read has a copyright of 1995, so some of the statistics are dated, but, for the most part, the rest of what the author has to say is very... Read morePublished on August 1, 2011 by George Fulmore