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The Resource The wealth of humans : work, power, and status in the twenty-first century, Ryan Avent

The wealth of humans : work, power, and status in the twenty-first century, Ryan Avent

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The wealth of humans : work, power, and status in the twenty-first century
Title
The wealth of humans
Title remainder
work, power, and status in the twenty-first century
Statement of responsibility
Ryan Avent
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
None of us has ever lived through a genuine industrial revolution. Until now. Digital technology is transforming every corner of the economy, fundamentally altering the way things are done, who does them, and what they earn for their efforts. In The Wealth of Humans, Economist editor Ryan Avent brings up-to-the-minute research and reporting to bear on the major economic question of our time: can the modern world manage technological changes every bit as disruptive as those that shook the socioeconomic landscape of the 19th century? Traveling from Shenzhen, to Gothenburg, to Mumbai, to Silicon Valley, Avent investigates the meaning of work in the twenty-first century: how technology is upending time-tested business models and thrusting workers of all kinds into a world wholly unlike that of a generation ago. It's a world in which the relationships between capital and labor and between rich and poor have been overturned. Past revolutions required rewriting the social contract: this one is unlikely to demand anything less. Avent looks to the history of the Industrial Revolution and the work of numerous experts for lessons in reordering society. The future needn't be bleak, but as The Wealth of Humans explains, we can't expect to restructure the world without a wrenching rethinking of what an economy should be
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Avent, Ryan
Dewey number
338/.064
Index
index present
LC call number
HC79.T4
LC item number
A94 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Technological innovations
  • Technological innovations
  • Information technology
  • Information technology
  • Industrialization
  • Economic history
Target audience
adult
Label
The wealth of humans : work, power, and status in the twenty-first century, Ryan Avent
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The digital revolution and the abundance of labour. The general-purpose technology ; Managing the labour glut ; In search of a better sponge -- Dynamics of the digital economy. The virtues of scarcity ; The firm as an information-processing organism ; Social capital in the twenty-first century -- The digital economy goes wrong. Playgrounds of the 1 per cent ; Hyperglobalization and the never-developing world ; The scourge of secular stagnation -- From abundance to prosperity. Why higher wages are so economically elusive ; The politics of labour abundance ; Human wealth
Control code
ocn957223370
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
viii, 276 pages
Isbn
9781250075802
Lccn
2016028501
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
338.064 AV34 ; XX-N ; [A16BP039, #108, 5@26.99, wjm/RT ]
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 957223370
  • (OCoLC)957223370
Label
The wealth of humans : work, power, and status in the twenty-first century, Ryan Avent
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The digital revolution and the abundance of labour. The general-purpose technology ; Managing the labour glut ; In search of a better sponge -- Dynamics of the digital economy. The virtues of scarcity ; The firm as an information-processing organism ; Social capital in the twenty-first century -- The digital economy goes wrong. Playgrounds of the 1 per cent ; Hyperglobalization and the never-developing world ; The scourge of secular stagnation -- From abundance to prosperity. Why higher wages are so economically elusive ; The politics of labour abundance ; Human wealth
Control code
ocn957223370
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
viii, 276 pages
Isbn
9781250075802
Lccn
2016028501
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
338.064 AV34 ; XX-N ; [A16BP039, #108, 5@26.99, wjm/RT ]
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 957223370
  • (OCoLC)957223370

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