For Work / Against Work
Debates on the centrality of work

The End of Work : the decline of the global labor force and the dawn of the post-market era

by Rifkin, Jeremy (1995)


Rifkin argues that we are entering a new phase in history characterized by the steady and inevitable decline of jobs, as sophisticated computers, robotics, telecommunications, and other cutting-edge technologies replace human beings in virtually every sector and industry -- from manufacturing, retail, and financial services, to transportation, agriculture, and government. He suggests that it is time to prepare ourselves and our institutions for a world that is phasing out mass employment in the production and marketing of goods and services. We will need to find alternatives to formal work and new ways of providing income and purchasing power in this post-market era.


The End Of Work, Work Future, The Future Of Work, Declining Labour Force, Post-Market Era



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