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Author Toffler, Alvin.

Title Revolutionary wealth / Alvin Toffler and Heidi Toffler.

Imprint New York, N.Y. : Knopf, 2006.

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Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  339 T571r 2006    ---  Available
 Parsons Non-Fiction  339 T644    ---  Available
 Pittsburg 2nd Fl Non-Fiction  339 Tof    ---  Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description xvi, 492 p. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [457]-466) and index.
Contents 1: Revolution -- Spearheading wealth -- The child of desire -- 2: Deep fundamentals -- Waves of wealth -- Deep fundamentals -- 3: Rearranging time -- The clash of speeds -- The synchronization industry -- The arrhythmic economy -- The new timescape -- 4: Stretching space -- The great circle -- Higher-value-added places -- Spatial reach -- An unready world -- Thrust reversers -- The space drive -- 5: Trusting knowledge -- The edge of knowledge -- Tomorrow's "oil" -- The obsoledge trap -- The quesnay factor -- Filtering truth -- Trashing the lab -- The truth managers -- Coda: convergence -- 6: Prosuming -- The hidden half -- The health prosumers -- Our third job -- The coming prosumer explosion -- More "free lunch" -- The music storm -- The "productivity" hormone -- Coda: invisible channels -- 7: Decadence -- The gospel of change -- Implosion -- Corroding the wires -- Complexorama -- The sepulveda solution -- Coda: after decadence -- 8: Capitalism's future -- Capitalism's end game -- Converting capital -- Impossible markets -- Running tomorrow's money -- 9: Poverty -- The old future of poverty -- Twin tracks to tomorrow -- Cracking poverty's core -- 10: The new tectonics -- China's next surprise? -- Japan's next bamboo ring -- Europe's lost message -- Inside America -- Outside America -- The unseen game of games -- The prologue is past.
Summary Social analysts Alvin and Heidi Toffler turn their attention to the revolution in wealth now sweeping the planet. This book is about how tomorrow's wealth will be created, and who will get it and how. But 21st-century wealth, they argue, is not just about money, and cannot be understood in terms of industrial-age economics. They write about everything from education and child rearing to Hollywood and China, from everyday truth and misconceptions to what they call our "third job"--the unnoticed work we do without pay for some of the biggest corporations. In earlier work, they coined the word "prosumer" for people who consume what they themselves produce. Here they expand the concept to reveal how many of our activities--parenting, volunteering, blogging, painting our house, improving our diet, organizing a neighborhood council--pump "free lunch" from the "hidden" non-money economy into the money economy that economists track.--From publisher description.
Source ILDP 6/2007 PPL
Subject Economic forecasting.
Wealth.
Social change.
Social prediction.
Economic history -- 1945-
Social history -- 1945-
Civilization, Modern -- 1950-
Twenty-first century -- Forecasts.
Added Author Toffler, Heidi, 1929-
ISBN 0375401741 (hc)
Standard No. 9780375401749
IG# 0375401741
YDXCP 2369109

 
    
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