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In The Zero MarginalCost Society, New York Timesbestselling author Jeremy Rifkin argues that the capitalist era is passing-notquickly, but inevitably. The emerging Internet of Things is giving rise to anew economic system that will transform our way oflife. In this provocative new book, Rifkin argues that thecoming together of the Communication Internet with the fledgling EnergyInternet and Logistics Internet in a seamless twenty-first-century intelligentinfrastructure-the Internet of Things-is boosting productivity to the pointwhere the marginal cost of producing many goods and services is nearly zero,making them essentially free. The result is that corporate profits arebeginning to dry...read more
An urgent, workable plan to confront climate change and transform America's economy for a post-fossil fuel world from the New York Times bestselling author of The Third Industrial Revolution. A new vision for America’s future is quickly gaining momentum. The Green New Deal has caught fire in activist circles and become a central focus in the national conversation, setting the agenda for a new political movement that will likely transform the entire US and world economy. Although the details remain to be hashed out, it has inspired the millennial generation, now the largest voting bloc in the country, to lead America on the issue of climate change. While the Green New Deal has...read more
The industrial revolution, powered by oil and other fossil fuels, is spiraling into a dangerous endgame: the prices of energy and food are climbing, unemployment remains high, the housing market has tanked, consumer and government debt are soaring, and the recovery is slowing. Facing the prospect of a second collapse of the global economy, humanity is desperate for a sustainable economic game plan to take us into the future.Here, Jeremy Rifkin explores how Internet technology and renewable energy are merging to create a powerful 'Third Industrial Revolution.' He asks us to imagine hundreds of millions of people producing their own green energy in their homes, offices, and factories and...read more