1995 TheEndOfWork

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Subject Headings: Mass Technological Unemployment, End of Work Hypothesis.


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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.



The Information Age has arrived. In the years ahead, new, more sophisticated software technologies are going to bring civilization ever closer to a near-workerless world. … Today, all … sectors of the economy … are experiencing technological displacement, forcing millions onto the unemployment roles. …


... it is naive to believe that large numbers of unskilled and skilled blue and white collar workers will be retrained to be physicists, computer scientists, high-level technicians, molecular biologists, business consultants, lawyers, accountants, and the like ...



 AuthorvolumeDate ValuetitletypejournaltitleUrldoinoteyear
1995 TheEndOfWorkJeremy RifkinThe Decline of the Global Labor Force and the Dawn of the Post-Market Erahttp://books.google.com/books?id=GjGZEVddXSYC1995
Facts about "1995 TheEndOfWork"
AuthorJeremy Rifkin +
titleThe Decline of the Global Labor Force and the Dawn of the Post-Market Era +
titleUrlhttp://books.google.com/books?id=GjGZEVddXSYC +
year1995 +