THROWING ROCKS AT THE GOOGLE BUS HOW GROWTH BECAME THE ENEMY OF PROSPERITY

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Throwing Rocks At The Google Bus

Author : Douglas Rushkoff
ISBN : 9780698153660
Genre : Business & Economics
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Why doesn’t the explosive growth of companies like Facebook and Uber deliver more prosperity for everyone? What is the systemic problem that sets the rich against the poor and the technologists against everybody else? When protesters shattered the windows of a bus carrying Google employees to work, their anger may have been justifiable, but it was misdirected. The true conflict of our age isn’t between the unem­ployed and the digital elite, or even the 99 percent and the 1 percent. Rather, a tornado of technological improvements has spun our economic program out of control, and humanity as a whole—the protesters and the Google employees as well as the shareholders and the executives—are all trapped by the consequences. It’s time to optimize our economy for the human beings it’s supposed to be serving. In this groundbreaking book, acclaimed media scholar and author Douglas Rushkoff tells us how to combine the best of human nature with the best of modern technology. Tying together disparate threads—big data, the rise of robots and AI, the increasing participation of algorithms in stock market trading, the gig economy, the collapse of the eurozone—Rushkoff provides a critical vocabulary for our economic moment and a nuanced portrait of humans and commerce at a critical crossroads.
Category: Business & Economics

Gestern Waren Wir Doch Noch Jung

Author : Michael Jürgs
ISBN : 9783641187613
Genre : Social Science
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Die ersten Nachkriegsdeutschen sind im Rentenalter. Fühlen sich beim wehmütigen Blick zurück aber noch jung. Michael Jürgs, geboren im Mai 1945, gehört zu dieser Generation. In heiterer Gelassenheit schildert er jene aufregenden Zeiten, in denen aus der von Nazis geprägten Demokratur ein Land der Freien wurde – die Bundesrepublik. In denen jede noch so kleine Liebe ein großes Abenteuer war, die Helden John Lennon und Willy Brandt, John F. Kennedy und Rudi Dutschke hießen, es nur zwei Fernsehprogramme gab, in den Milchbars die Hormone tanzten und in verrauchten Kneipen die Revolution besungen wurde. Seine Reise in die Vergangenheit wird immer wieder unterbrochen durch Abstecher in die heutige Welt oder durch Begegnungen mit jungen Propheten und Machern des digitalen Fortschritts. Er geißelt zwar zornig die weltweit wachsende Verrohung und Verblödung im Netz, doch bestaunt ebenso im neugierigen Blick nach vorn die unendlichen Möglichkeiten des Internet.
Category: Social Science

Superhubs

Author : Sandra Navidi
ISBN : 9781473645110
Genre : Business & Economics
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A BLOOMBERG BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR FOREWORD BY NOURIEL ROUBINI SuperHubs is a rare, behind-the-scenes look at the global financial system and the powerful personal networks through which it is run, at the centre of which sit the Elites - the SuperHubs. Combining an insider's knowledge with principles of network science, Sandra Navidi offers a startling new perspective on how the financial system really operates. SuperHubs reveals what happens at the exclusive, invitation-only platforms - The World Economic Forum in Davos, the meetings of the International Monetary Fund, think-tank gatherings, power lunches, charity events, and private parties. This is the most vivid portrait to date of the global elite: the bank CEOs, fund managers, billionaire financiers and politicians who, through their interlocking relationships and collective influence are transforming the future of our financial system and, for better or worse, shaping our world.
Category: Business & Economics

The Youth S Companion

Author : Daniel Sharp Ford
ISBN : CORNELL:31924069348195
Genre : Children's periodicals
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Includes music.
Category: Children's periodicals

Journal

Author : Knights of Labor
ISBN : UOM:39015091744725
Genre : Labor
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Category: Labor