Book cover of Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus: How Growth Became the Enemy of Prosperity by Douglas Rushkoffby Douglas Rushkoff

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.

Interview with the Author

Podcast art for Think Again - a Big Think PodcastThink Again – A Big Think Podcast 
44. Douglas Rushkoff (Media Theorist) – Hack the $ystem
4/30/16            36 min




BISAC Business & Economics

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