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The Weightless World: Strategies for Managing the Digital Economy

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'We live in a weightless world, not a global village.' -- Ffrom the introduction
The Weightless World is 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 ...
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Overview

'We live in a weightless world, not a global village.' -- Ffrom the introduction
The Weightless World is 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.
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David Warsh
[M]ay be the best of several new books on the economic implications of the Internet -- bright, modest, and well-informed. The author, a journalist, presents the views of a number of cutting-edged economists but maintains her own shrewd standpoint throughout. -- Boston Globe
Michael J. Mandel
[Coyle believes that] [w]hat's needed instead of a dole are more investment in training and education and a more flexible system of taxation and benefits that fits the way that people really live. --Business Week
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780262531665
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • Publication date: 7/2/1999
  • Series: Obex Series
  • Pages: 274
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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