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Rifkin, Jeremy

Works: 253 works in 950 publications in 19 languages and 29,022 library holdings
Genres: History  Forecasts 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Editor, Commentator, Speaker
Classifications: GF21, 304.2
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Most widely held works by Jeremy Rifkin
The end of work : the decline of the global labor force and the dawn of the post-market era by Jeremy Rifkin ( Book )
38 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in English and held by 2,373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rifkin argues that we are entering a new phase in history characterized by the steady and inevitable decline of jobs, as sophisticated computers, robotics, telecommunications, and other cutting-edge technologies replace human beings in virtually every sector and industry -- from manufacturing, retail, and financial services, to transportation, agriculture, and government. He suggests that it is time to prepare ourselves and our institutions for a world that is phasing out mass employment in the production and marketing of goods and services. We will need to find alternatives to formal work and new ways of providing income and purchasing power in this post-market era
The biotech century : harnessing the gene and remaking the world by Jeremy Rifkin ( Book )
57 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in 11 languages and held by 2,373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jeremy Rifkin notes that after more than forty years of running on parallel tracks, the information and life sciences are fusing into a single powerful technological and economic force that is laying the foundation for the Biotech Century. Our way of life, says Rifkin, is likely to be transformed more fundamentally in the next few decades than in the previous thousand years. Food and fiber may be grown indoors in giant bacteria baths, partially eliminating the farmer and the soil for the first time in history. Animal and human cloning could be commonplace, with "replication" increasingly replacing "reproduction." Millions of people could obtain a detailed genetic readout of themselves, allowing them to gaze into their own biological futures and predict and plan their lives in ways never before possible. Parents may choose to have their children gestated in artificial wombs outside the human body. Genetic changes could be made in human fetuses to correct deadly diseases and disorders and enhance mood, behavior, intelligence, and physical traits. The new genetic commerce raises more troubling questions than any other economic revolution in history. Rifkin explores these and many other critical issues in this book about the coming era
The hydrogen economy : the creation of the worldwide energy web and the redistribution of power on earth by Jeremy Rifkin ( Book )
61 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 1,948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Exposes the coming depletion of oil reserves and illuminates the potential of sustainable hydrogen fuel to replace fossil fuels
The European dream : how Europe's vision of the future is quietly eclipsing the American dream by Jeremy Rifkin ( Book )
65 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 1,915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The American Dream is in decline. Americans are increasingly overworked, underpaid, and squeezed for time. But there is an alternative: the European Dream-a more leisurely, healthy, prosperous, and sustainable way of life. Europe's lifestyle is not only desirable, argues Jeremy Rifkin, but may be crucial to sustaining prosperity in the new era. With the dawn of the European Union, Europe has become an economic superpower in its own right-its GDP now surpasses that of the United States. Europe has achieved newfound dominance not by single-mindedly driving up stock prices, expanding working hours, and pressing every household into a double- wage-earner conundrum. Instead, the New Europe relies on market networks that place cooperation above competition; promotes a new sense of citizenship that extols the well-being of the whole person and the community rather than the dominant individual; and recognizes the necessity of deep play and leisure to create a better, more productive, and healthier workforce. From the medieval era to modernity, Rifkin delves deeply into the history of Europe, and eventually America, to show how the continent has succeeded in slowly and steadily developing a more adaptive, sensible way of working and living. In The European Dream, Rifkin posits a dawning truth that only the most jingoistic can ignore: Europe's flexible, communitarian model of society, business, and citizenship is better suited to the challenges of the twenty-first century. Indeed, the European Dream may come to define the new century as the American Dream defined the century now past."
The age of access : the new culture of hypercapitalism, where all of life is a paid-for experience by Jeremy Rifkin ( Book )
79 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 11 languages and held by 1,906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Imagine waking up one day to find that virtually every activity you engage in outside your immediate family has become a "paid-for" experience. It's all part of a fundamental change taking place in the nature of business, contends author Jeremy Rifkin. On the horizon looms the Age of Access, an era radically different from any we have known." "Rifkin argues that the capitalist journey, which began with the commodification of goods and the ownership of property, is ending with the commodification of human time and experience. In the future, we will purchase enlightenment and play, grooming and grace, and everything in between. In the Age of Access, Rifkin asks, will any time be left for relationships of a noncommercial nature?" "Rifkin warns that when the culture itself is absorbed into the economy, only commercial bonds will be left to hold society together. The critical question posed by The Age of Access is whether civilization can survive when only the commercial sphere remains as the primary arbiter of human life."--Jacket
Entropy : a new world view by Jeremy Rifkin ( Book )
32 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beyond beef : the rise and fall of the cattle culture by Jeremy Rifkin ( Book )
23 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traces the history of human beef consumption and asks why Western civilization continues to raise and eat the cattle that threaten the global environment, human health, and economic stability
Algeny by Jeremy Rifkin ( Book )
16 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Predicts a new world resulting from man's conscious manipulation of the genetic material of life, and tries to predict the kind of future that choice of one's offspring's genes may involve
The emerging order : God in the age of scarcity by Jeremy Rifkin ( Book )
6 editions published between 1979 and 1983 in English and held by 1,073 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Who should play God? : the artificial creation of life and what it means for the future of the human race by Ted Howard ( Book )
16 editions published between 1977 and 1982 in 4 languages and held by 1,059 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Time wars : the primary conflict in human history by Jeremy Rifkin ( Book )
13 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and Dutch and held by 1,017 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Analyzes the concept and functions of time in a variety of traditional and modern cultures, examines new information about the biological clocks that govern all living organisms, and probes the dangers inherent in computer-based artificial environments where time is divorced from biological and environmental rhythms
The third industrial revolution : how lateral power is transforming energy, the economy, and the world by Jeremy Rifkin ( Book )
16 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 1,011 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"We are undergoing a historical transformation in the way we create and disseminate energy. Together, Internet technology and the reality of renewable energy are creating a new type of electrical grid, one in which energy is stored and distributed on an individual basis. Soon, hundreds of millions of human beings will be generating their own green energy in their homes, offices and factories, and sharing it, just as they now create their own information and share it on the Internet. In just a few years, millions of buildings and even cities will become energy self-sufficient, signaling the end of our reliance on fossil fuels. This transformation is already underway in Europe, where author Jeremy Rifkin serves as EU advisor on a project that will revolutionize the continent's energy supply, with Asia to follow. We even see shades of it in Texas, Colorado, and California, where electrical companies will be laying down parts of the Smart Grid over the next several years. But it's not just about the promise of clean energy. Rather, this "Energy Internet" will fundamentally change every aspect of the way we work and live. It will foster continental markets and the creation of continental political unions to oversee new expansive commercial opportunities. It will signify the end of needless wars fought over energy sources, and the dawning of an era of true international cooperation. Finally, it offers the hope that we can get to a post-carbon era by mid century and avert catastrophic climate change. Here, Rifkin explains how the United States can embrace this ambitious vision of the future, end its decades-old crisis over foreign oil, and ensure its continued status as world power. He also paints an accessible, anecdotal picture of what our lives will look like in this new global order-if we can summon the political will to join it"--
The empathic civilization : the race to global consciousness in a world in crisis by Jeremy Rifkin ( Book )
19 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bestselling social critic Jeremy Rifkin shows that the disconnection between our vision for the world and our ability to realize that vision lies in the current state of human consciousness
The North will rise again : pensions, politics and power in the 1980s by Jeremy Rifkin ( Book )
5 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Green lifestyle handbook ( Book )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Biosphere politics : a new consciousness for a new century by Jeremy Rifkin ( Book )
10 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Declaration of a heretic by Jeremy Rifkin ( Book )
9 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and German and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Entropy : into the greenhouse world by Jeremy Rifkin ( Book )
21 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The zero marginal cost society : the internet of things, the collaborative commons, and the eclipse of capitalism by Jeremy Rifkin ( Book )
10 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describes how the emerging Internet of Things is speeding us to an era of nearly free goods and services, precipitating the meteoric rise of a global Collaborative Commons and the eclipse of capitalism
Affluenza ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A fascinating look at one of the greatest social maladies of our time: overconsumption and materialism. Hosted by National Public Radio's Scott Simon, the program explores both the comical and sobering aspects of our consumerism and its enormous impact on families, communities and the environment. With the help of historians and archival film, Affluenza reveals the forces that have dramatically transformed us from a nation that prizes thriftiness - with strong beliefs in 'plain living and high thinking' - into the ultimate consumer society"--Container
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Alternative Names
Rifkins, Džeremijs
جيرمي ريفكن، 1945-
リフキン, J
リフキン, ジェレミー
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