The Jobless Future

February 26, 2014

the jobless futureFrom the publisher:

‘Jobs jobs jobs!’ went the cry during the 1992 presidential election. If the slogan seems empty now, there is good reason, as the authors illustrate. The “jobless recovery” we’re seeing today is no temporary hitch on the way to good times; it is, Stanley Aronowitz and William DiFazio contend, simply part of a profound shift in the world economy. The Jobless Future challenges beliefs in the utopian promise of a knowledge-based, high-technology economy. Reviewing a vast body of encouraging literature about the postindustrial age, Aronowitz and DiFazio conclude that neither theory, history, nor contemporary evidence warrants optimism about a technological economic order. Instead, they demonstrate the shift toward a massive displacement of employees at all levels and a large-scale degradation of the labor force…

The Jobless Future, Stanley Aronowitz and William DiFazio. 2nd ed. Minneapolis, MN : University of Minnesota Press, 2010. 410 p. ISBN 9780816674510 (pbk.)

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