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Jeremy Rifkin

Rifkin: In New Economy, 'Social Skills Count More Than Work Skills'

The European | Lars Mensel and Max Tholl | Posted 03.06.2015 | World

Economist and bestselling author Jeremy Rifkin argues that our grandchildren will pity our working conditions and that a bright future is not a ut...

The Architect of Germany's Third Industrial Revolution: an Interview with Jeremy Rifkin

Todd R. Miller | Posted 12.15.2014 | Business
Todd R. Miller

The architect of Germany's energy revolution, economist Jeremy Rifkin, argues that green energy critics have it backwards when it comes to the impact of renewable energy on economic growth.

The Fabulous Future of p2p Economics, Commerce and Democracy

Jules Peck | Posted 11.17.2014 | Business
Jules Peck

I've just returned from an eye-opening, mind-expanding week in Leipzig at the 4th Annual global Degrowth congress. This vibrant gathering brought together over 3,000, mostly young, 'prosumer' activists and practitioners from a variety of new economy movements.

Why Can't Big Data Take a Bow, and Then Contribute to the Collaborative Commons?

John Thompson | Posted 09.13.2014 | Impact
John Thompson

Whenever I read about, or witness, the opportunities created by Big Data, I grow perplexed. Why won't its corporate advocates share its potential with public schools? Why do reformers not respond to opportunities created by technology by seeking schools that nurture creativity, problem-solving and cooperation?

The Triumph of the (Internet) Commons

Nigel Barber | Posted 08.20.2014 | Technology
Nigel Barber

As electronic communities shrink distance, a generation of (mostly) young people has begun to look upon the Internet (and even the entire global ecosystem) as something tightly interconnected and mutually supportive.

Empathy Depletion: An Environmental Hazard

Harold A. McDougall | Posted 08.17.2014 | Green
Harold A. McDougall

It seems more and more clear that sustainable development requires that we look closely not only at how we treat the environment hut at how we treat each other.

Cities in the Third Industrial Revolution

Thomas Fisher | Posted 05.06.2014 | Technology
Thomas Fisher

Why continue to build infrastructure as if people will still commute between where they live and work when the new economy will see increasing numbers of people living, working, and making things in the same location?

Is Empathy the Antidote to Bullying?

Toni Nagy | Posted 04.29.2013 | Parents
Toni Nagy

Sometimes, a movie is just a movie, but what happens when a movie becomes a movement? Bully touched me in a profound way, not only because it made me reflect on my own life, but also on the life of my daughter.

Tom Zeller Jr.

Jeremy Rifkin Predicts An Energy Revolution | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 11.28.2011 | Green

On Monday, we posed a few questions to Jeremy Rifkin, the American economist and president of the Foundation on Economic Trends, whose new book, "The ...

Step 1: Spending 100 Percent Of Our Efforts On Next Generation Technologies

Jigar Shah | Posted 11.27.2011 | Green
Jigar Shah

Whether you are for ending our dependence on oil, job creation, safe water supplies, commodity price stability, or human health protection the answer leads to the same set of innovations and business models.

Tom Zeller Jr.

Jeremy Rifkin: The 'Democratization Of Energy' Will Change Everything | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 11.26.2011 | Green

Rampant unemployment, rising food prices, a collapsed housing market, ballooning debt -- to Jeremy Rifkin, the American economist and president of the...

Is Technology Making Children More Empathic?

Dr. Larry Dossey | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Larry Dossey

While their parents value individualism and privacy, today's youngsters view connectivity, interaction and collaboration as everything. And forget privacy; for them, being out of touch is a cardinal sin.

'The Empathic Civilization': Why Animals Deserve Our Empathy Too

Marc Bekoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Marc Bekoff

A much-needed paradigm shift in how we view other animals and ourselves brings hope and life to our dreams for a more compassionate, empathic, fair, and peaceful planet in which social justice prevails.

'Empathic Civilization' LIVE VIDEO INTERVIEW With Author Jeremy Rifkin Tomorrow At 3pm

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.26.2011 | Books

All throughout February, Arianna's been reading Jeremy Rifkin's "The Empathic Civilization"--the historical argument that empathy has helped us surviv...

The Schadenfreude of CBS' Undercover Boss

Benyamin Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Benyamin Cohen

CBS has created a show where fat cat execs hop off their perch, spend time with the little people, and leave with a better understanding of what it takes to make a living nowadays. Call it the first truly recession-era reality show. Or just call it porn.

'Empathic Civilization': Amazing Empathic Babies

Alison Gopnik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Alison Gopnik

One of the best ways of understanding human nature is to study children. After all, if we want understand who we are, we should find out how we got to be that way.

'Empathic Civilization' in an Age of Trauma

Robert D. Stolorow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Robert D. Stolorow

If we can help one another bear the darkness rather than evade it, perhaps one day we will be able to see the light.

'Empathic Civilization': Why Empathy Is Essential For Doctors And In Conflict Resolution

Jodi Halpern | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jodi Halpern

When empathy is guided by a deeper understanding of each other's perspectives, it offers enormous promise for helping us build global cooperation.

'The Empathic Civilization': Can Limbaugh and Obama Both Be Right?

Robbie Vorhaus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Robbie Vorhaus

The Native American Chippewa Indians say, "No tree has branches so foolish as to fight amongst themselves." And yet we choose to fight to be right.

'The Empathic Civilization": Narcissism Or Empathy? The Me Generation Or The We Generation?

Jean M. Twenge | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jean M. Twenge

If we are to move forward as a culture and as a nation, America must stop being the Madly in Love With Me Civilization and start being the Empathic Civilization.

'Empathic Civilization': Why Have We Become So Uncivil?

Jeremy Rifkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jeremy Rifkin

Washington insiders say they can't ever recall a period in American public life as full of anger and polarization as now.

Prairie Humanism and The Empathic Civilization

Glenn W. Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Glenn W. Smith

Prairie humanists depend on the human biological capacity for empathy. This isn't surprising. There would be no human culture, and certainly no democracy, without empathy, which allows us to see the world through others' eyes.

'Empathic Civilization' Excerpt: Homo-Empathicus, The Big Story That Historians Missed

The Huffington Post | Jeremy Rifkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The following is an excerpt from the HuffPost book club pick for February, Jeremy Rifkin's "The Empathic Civilization". Historians, by and large, wri...

Only Empathy Can Save Us: Why Jeremy Rifkin's The Empathic Civilization Is This Month's HuffPost Book Club Pick

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Arianna Huffington

For this month's HuffPost Book Club, I have chosen Jeremy Rifkin's The Empathic Civilization, which boldly sets out to present nothing less than -- as Rifkin puts it -- "a new rendering of human history."

'The Empathic Civilization': Rethinking Human Nature in the Biosphere Era

Jeremy Rifkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jeremy Rifkin

Our rush to universal empathic connectivity is running up against a rapidly accelerating entropic juggernaut in the form of climate change. Can we reach biosphere consciousness in time to avert planetary collapse?