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The Resource People get ready : the fight against a jobless economy and a citizenless democracy, Robert W. McChesney and John Nichols

People get ready : the fight against a jobless economy and a citizenless democracy, Robert W. McChesney and John Nichols

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People get ready : the fight against a jobless economy and a citizenless democracy
Title
People get ready
Title remainder
the fight against a jobless economy and a citizenless democracy
Statement of responsibility
Robert W. McChesney and John Nichols
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The consequences of the technological revolution are about to hit hard: unemployment will spike as new technologies replace labor in the manufacturing, service, and professional sectors of an economy that is already struggling. The end of work as we know it will hit at the worst moment imaginable: as capitalism fosters permanent stagnation, when the labor market is in decrepit shape, with declining wages, expanding poverty, and scorching inequality. Only the dramatic democratization of our economy can address the existential challenges we now face. Yet, the US political process is so dominated by billionaires and corporate special interests, by corruption and monopoly, that it stymies not just democracy but progress. The great challenge of these times is to ensure that the tremendous benefits of technological progress are employed to serve the whole of humanity, rather than to enrich the wealthy few. Robert W. McChesney and John Nichols argue that the United States needs a new economy in which revolutionary technologies are applied to effectively address environmental and social problems and used to rejuvenate and extend democratic institutions. Based on intense reporting, rich historical analysis, and deep understanding of the technological and social changes that are unfolding, they propose a bold strategy for democratizing our digital destiny--before it's too late--and unleashing the real power of the Internet, and of humanity
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McChesney, Robert Waterman
Dewey number
320.973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HC106.84
LC item number
.M3973 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Democracy
  • Labor
  • Technological innovations
  • Democracy
  • Economic history
  • Labor
  • Politics and government
  • Social conditions
  • Technological innovations
  • United States
Label
People get ready : the fight against a jobless economy and a citizenless democracy, Robert W. McChesney and John Nichols
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-342) 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
Introduction: welcome to the future -- Into the maelstrom -- A jobless economy? -- Citizenless democracy -- Democratic infrastructure -- Overcoming the democratic disconnect -- A democratic agenda for a digital age -- Statistical appendix / R. Jamil Jonna
Control code
ocn914195462
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
v, 360 pages
Isbn
9781568585215
Lccn
2015040784
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025834211
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)914195462
  • (Sirsi) a1935015
Label
People get ready : the fight against a jobless economy and a citizenless democracy, Robert W. McChesney and John Nichols
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-342) 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
Introduction: welcome to the future -- Into the maelstrom -- A jobless economy? -- Citizenless democracy -- Democratic infrastructure -- Overcoming the democratic disconnect -- A democratic agenda for a digital age -- Statistical appendix / R. Jamil Jonna
Control code
ocn914195462
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
v, 360 pages
Isbn
9781568585215
Lccn
2015040784
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025834211
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)914195462
  • (Sirsi) a1935015

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