The Age of Access

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The Age of Access by Jeremy Rifkin
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Mar 05, 2001 | 320 Pages

  • Paperback $16.95

    Mar 05, 2001 | 320 Pages

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“One basic economic rule, as Mr. Rifkin points out, has not changed since Roman times: caveat emptor. In the brave new wired world, it will be ever more difficult for the buyer to beware of technology speeding forward in nanoseconds, controlled by global giants.” —The New York Times

“Rifkin’s vision of corporate capitalism dematerializing into webs of access of networks of ‘virtual’ power is startling and compelling.” —William Greider, author of One World, Ready or Not

Table Of Contents

Part I: The Next Capitalist Frontier
Chapter One: Entering the Age of Access
Chapter Two: When Markets Give Way to Networks
Chapter Three: The Weightless Economy
Chapter Four: Monopolizing Ideas
Chapter Five: Everything Is a Service
Chapter Six: Commodifying Human Relationships
Chapter Seven: Access as a Way of Life

Part II: Enclosing the Cultural Commons
Chapter Eight: The New Culture of Capitalism
Chapter Nine: Mining the Cultural Landscape
Chapter Ten: A Postmodern Stage
Chapter Eleven: The Connected and the Disconnected
Chapter Twelve: Toward an Ecology of Culture and Capitalism


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