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Jeremy Rifkin is the bestselling author of twenty books on the impact of scientific and technological changes on the economy, the workforce, society and the environment. His books have been translated into more than 35 languages and are used in hundreds of universities, corporations and government agencies around the world. On April 1, 2014, Rifkin published his latest book, "The Zero Marginal Cost Society: The Internet of Things, the Collaborative Commons, and the Eclipse of Capitalism." In 2011, Rifkin published the New York Times bestseller "The Third Industrial Revolution," which captured the attention of the world. Rifkin’s vision of a sustainable, post-carbon economic era has been endorsed by the European Union and the United Nations and embraced by world leaders including Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, President François Hollande of France and Premier Li Keqiang of China. Rifkin is an advisor to the European Union and to heads of state around the world, and president of the Foundation on Economic Trends in Washington, DC.

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La Quarta Rivoluzione Industriale, il tema flop del Foro Economico Mondiale 2016

(6) Comments | Posted January 15, 2016 | 3:09 AM

I leader dell'economia mondiale, i capi di stato, gli intellettuali e le ONG si preparano per intraprendere il loro pellegrinaggio annuale verso la cittadina sciistica di Davos, per il simposio previsto dal 20 al 23 gennaio. Il forum è un luogo di dibattito ideato dall'economista tedesco Klaus Schwab...

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The 2016 World Economic Forum Misfires With Its Fourth Industrial Revolution Theme

(20) Comments | Posted January 14, 2016 | 6:00 AM

Global business leaders, heads of state, public intellectuals, and NGO's will be making their annual pilgrimage to the tiny ski resort village of Davos, Switzerland on January 20th through 23rd. The forum is a unique venue crafted by the German economist Klaus Schwab more than 40 years ago. Its primary...

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Cómo los países en vías de desarrollo pueden superar a los desarrollados gracias a la economía colaborativa

(2) Comments | Posted November 10, 2015 | 12:00 AM

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Llevando la electricidad a los países en vías de desarrollo

Las características distribuidas del nuevo paradigma económico que está surgiendo durante la Tercera Revolución Industrial permitirá que las regiones menos desarrolladas -a las que se excluyó de...

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How an Integrated Eurasian Market Can Promote Biosphere Consciousness and Digital Entrepreneurialism

(8) Comments | Posted November 9, 2015 | 4:13 PM

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This essay is the last in a four-part series on the theme, "The Third Industrial Revolution." An introduction by Arianna Huffington is available here. Part one is available here. Part two is here. Part three is...

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L'essor de l'internet des objets et l'arrivée de la société du coût marginal zéro

(0) Comments | Posted November 8, 2015 | 10:22 PM

Cet essai est le deuxième d'une série de quatre sur le thème de la troisième révolution industrielle. Arianna Huffington en a signé l'avant-propos. La première partie est consultable ici. Ne manquez pas les prochains chapitres, et les réponses apportées par des...
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El auge del Internet de las cosas y la carrera por una sociedad con coste marginal cero

(0) Comments | Posted November 2, 2015 | 10:01 PM

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La cantidad de energía que utilizamos para calentar nuestras casas y para hacer funcionar nuestros electrodomésticos, nuestros negocios, nuestros vehículos y cada una de las partes de la economía global se generará casi sin costes marginales y...

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How Developing Nations Can Leapfrog Developed Countries with the Sharing Economy

(22) Comments | Posted November 2, 2015 | 2:57 PM

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This essay is the third in a four-part series on the theme, "The Third Industrial Revolution." An introduction by Arianna Huffington is available here. Part one is available here. Part two is here. Part four is...

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Comment la troisième révolution industrielle va créer une économie verte

(4) Comments | Posted October 28, 2015 | 9:31 AM

Cet essai est le premier d'une série de quatre sur le thème de la troisième révolution industrielle.

L'économie mondiale tourne au ralenti, le déclin de la productivité est général et le taux de chômage refuse de baisser dans tous les pays. Dans le même...

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The Rise of the Internet of Things and the Race to a Zero Marginal Cost Society

(26) Comments | Posted October 26, 2015 | 1:00 PM

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This essay is the second in a four-part series on the theme, "The Third Industrial Revolution." An introduction by Arianna Huffington is available here. Part one is available here. Part three is here. Part four is...

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Come la Terza Rivoluzione Industriale produrrà una Green Economy

(1) Comments | Posted October 26, 2015 | 3:42 AM

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Questo saggio fa parte di una serie di quattro sul tema della "Terza Rivoluzione Industriale". Restate in attesa dei prossimi capitoli, e delle reazioni da parte di leader globali ed esperti di tecnologia.

L'economia globale sta rallentando, la produttività è...

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How the Third Industrial Revolution Will Create a Green Economy

(25) Comments | Posted October 20, 2015 | 1:47 PM

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This essay is the first in a four-part series on the theme, "The Third Industrial Revolution." An introduction by Arianna Huffington is available here. Part two is available here. Part three is here. Part four is

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Uber와 제로 한계비용 혁명

(1) Comments | Posted September 7, 2014 | 10:15 AM

독일 법원은 최근 충격적인 판결을 내렸다. 글로벌 자동차 공유 서비스인 우버(Uber)를 안전성 문제와 정부규제가 충분치 않다는 이유를 들어 독일에서 금지한 것이다. 이번 판결은 지금 세계적으로 번지고 있는 움직임의 한 부분이라고 볼 수 있다. 새로운 경제체계인 '공유경제가(collaborative commons)'가 번창하면서 전통적 사업들이 피해를 보고 있는 것이다. ('공유경제'는 공급자와 수요자가 서로의 물질과 서비스...

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Uber and the Zero Marginal Cost Revolution

(12) Comments | Posted September 3, 2014 | 9:27 AM

In a stunning decision, the German court system yesterday banned Uber, the global carsharing service, from operating in the country, citing safety risks and lack of regulatory oversight. The court decision is part of a much larger story unfolding around the world. A new economic system -- the Collaborative Commons...

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Die Null-Grenzkosten-Gesellschaft

(1) Comments | Posted August 15, 2014 | 6:08 PM

Das Internet der Dinge, der Aufstieg der Kollaborativen Commons und der Niedergang des Kapitalismus

Ein neues Wirtschaftssystem betritt die Weltbühne: - die Kollaborativen Commons, das erste neue ökonomische Paradigma seit dem Aufkommen von Kapitalismus und Sozialismus im frühen 19. Jahrhundert, das tatsächlich Wurzeln zu fassen vermag. Und es sorgt bereits...

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Beyond Obama's Plan: A New Economic Vision for Addressing Climate Change

(23) Comments | Posted June 2, 2014 | 10:38 AM

The White House today released its national climate plan for reducing CO2 emissions, warning that climate change is adversely affecting every region of the United States, with dire consequences for the economy. Unfortunately, the new initiatives by the US government to ward off rising temperatures are weak at best. What's...

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The Internet of Things: Monopoly Capitalism vs. Collaborative Commons

(15) Comments | Posted April 7, 2014 | 8:49 AM

This post is excerpted from Jeremy Rifkin's new book, The Zero Marginal Cost Society: The Internet of Things, the Collaborative Commons, and the Eclipse of Capitalism, published today by Palgrave Macmillan.

If I had told you 25 years ago that, in a quarter century's time, one-third of the...

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The End of the Capitalist Era, and What Comes Next

(294) Comments | Posted April 1, 2014 | 9:05 AM

This post is excerpted from Jeremy Rifkin's new book, The Zero Marginal Cost Society: The Internet of Things, the Collaborative Commons, and the Eclipse of Capitalism, published today by Palgrave Macmillan.

The capitalist era is passing... not quickly, but inevitably. A new economic paradigm -- the Collaborative Commons...

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Deepening the Conversation on The Third Industrial Revolution

(184) Comments | Posted April 19, 2012 | 3:55 PM

The Economist has devoted its April 21st issue to The Third Industrial Revolution. The magazine's editors and reporters present a stirring account of the merging interface between IT and manufacturing that is allowing anyone to become his or her own mini-manufacturer. It is now possible to design software...

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The Third Industrial Revolution: How the Internet, Green Electricity, and 3-D Printing Are Ushering in a Sustainable Era of Distributed Capitalism

(131) Comments | Posted March 28, 2012 | 5:26 PM

The great economic revolutions in history occur when new communication technologies converge with new energy systems. New energy revolutions make possible more expansive and integrated trade. Accompanying communication revolutions manage the new complex commercial activities made possible by the new energy flows.

Today, Internet technology and renewable energies are...

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How the 99% Are Using Lateral Power to Create a Global Revolution

(277) Comments | Posted November 8, 2011 | 7:47 AM

It's happened before, in 1848 and in 1968. The youth of the world took to the streets to protest the injustices of autocratic political regimes and rapacious business interests and to demand the most basic human right to participate as equal citizens in the affairs of society.

On October 15th,...

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