I liked the book enough to have him as a guest on my show and I believe it is one of the major books of 2005.
The author has written the authoritative analytic account of the new social and political and financial realities of a networked world with information embedded goods.
Thus, by addressing the economic efficiency component as well as social benefit Benkler provides a much stronger and multi-faceted argument.
Great insights, wonderfully written. There are some aspects of it that need to be updated, but, great work for any scholar.Published 4 months ago by johndp
Once I read this book I began to feel like the big sellers in this genre such as Jonathan Zittrain, Clay Shirky, Lawrence Lessig et al. all read like Benkler-lite. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Niall Larkin
First published 2 months before Twitter was publicly launched, Yochai Benkler's Wealth of Networks hit stores in May of 2006, but still provides a startlingly accurate picture of... Read morePublished on November 18, 2009 by eseongj
The Wealth of Networks is a good read for anyone interested in reading one painstakingly encompassing book about new trends in networked organization (wikipedia, open source,... Read morePublished on April 28, 2009 by Gregory Ferenstein
This academic treatise is long, but never dry or overly technical. Benkler fills it with fascinating examples of intellectual property law gone awry. Read morePublished on March 11, 2009 by Trevor Burnham
Benkler presents in a compelling way the multiplier effect of having individuals participating in a network. They are able to share resources - both tangible (e.g. Read morePublished on February 16, 2009 by A. Diaz-andrade
"How Social Production Transforms Markets and Freedom" is an apt subheading for "The Wealth of Networks" by Yochai Benkler. Read morePublished on August 17, 2008 by Christy
A great book, even though it took Amazon nearly a month to send me the book.
An optimistic look at the ways online networks can better our society by strengthening... Read more
I first became familiar with Benkler after reading his paper, "Coase's Penguin" in undergraduate study. I was delighted to hear of the publication of this book. Read morePublished on May 11, 2007 by Thomas E. Hayden