9780262531665

Weightless World : Strategies for Managing the Digital Economy

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  • ISBN13:

    9780262531665

  • ISBN10:

    0262531666

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1999-07-02
  • Publisher: Mit Pr
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Summary

The Weightless Worldis the first book to map an economic world that has been turned upside down by digital technology and global business. How will our careers, businesses, and governments change in a world where bytes are the only currency and where the goods that shape our lives-global financial transactions, computer code, and cyberspace commerce-literally have no weight? Addressing such problems as economic inequity and unemployment, Diane Coyle calls on individuals and governments to develop a new politics of weightlessness so that the economic benefits can be shared fairly. She proposes the creation of a radical center as the way to a new era of human creativity and economic prosperity.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Acknowledgements
The Weightless Worldp. 1
Where Have All The Jobs Gone?p. 26
Weightless Workp. 39
Nourishing the Grass Rootsp. 63
Fear of Flexibilityp. 89
The End of Welfarep. 122
The Ageing of Nationsp. 147
Globalism and Globaloneyp. 166
Visible and Invisible Citiesp. 192
Weightless Governmentp. 212
Bibliographyp. 238
Indexp. 243
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