The New Barbarian Manifesto: How to Survive the Information Age

The New Barbarian Manifesto: How to Survive the Information Age

by Ian Angell


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Ian Angell, dubbed "the Angell of Doom" by The (London) Times, lays out his manifesto for the New Barbarians who will lead the economic elite into a Brave New World over the next two decades. He rejects the long-held view of information technology as our benign liberator from mundane work. Instead, he regards it as the seed for a new society, in which the winners in the knowledge economy will construct their own "smart regions" founded on libertarian principles and enlightened self-interest.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780749435059
Publisher: Kogan Page, Ltd.
Publication date: 11/28/2001
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 5.76(w) x 8.92(h) x 0.67(d)

About the Author

Angell is Professor of Information Systems at the London School of Economics. He is a controversial figure whose radical views have earned him a great deal of media attention.

Table of Contents

Part IImpact of the superhighways
Chapter 1Information superhighways9
Chapter 2The new barbarians21
Chapter 3Globalization and localization27
Part IIWork and employment
Chapter 4Where do we work? Do we work?41
Chapter 5Knowledge workers versus service workers53
Chapter 6Whom do we work for? And what is work anyway?69
Part IIIAssault on the status quo
Chapter 7Limits to taxation?83
Chapter 8The end of liberal democracy?99
Part IVTransition
Chapter 9An age of rage115
Chapter 10Corrupting the old order125
Chapter 11Attitudes toward crime139
Part VRecognizing the new order
Chapter 12New rituals for old151
Chapter 13Altruism: who cares?165
Part VIThe winners
Chapter 14The making of a new barbarian183
Chapter 15Mutation of the nation-state193
Chapter 16The flight of the information rich207
Part VIIHow to become a winner
Chapter 17Winning through: a strategy for survival and success223

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