The New Economic Events Giving Lie to the Fiction That We Are All Selfish, Rational Materialists
by DAVID BOLLIER, AlterNet.org
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The New Economic Events Giving Lie to the Fiction That We Are All Selfish, Rational Materialists

The commons lies at the heart of a major cultural and social shift now underway.
 

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Jeremy Rifkin's new book, “The Zero Marginal Cost Society,” brings welcome new attention to the commons just as it begins to explode in countless new directions. His book focuses on one of the most significant vectors of commons-based innovation — the Internet and digital technologies — and documents how the incremental costs of nearly everything is rapidly diminishing, often to zero. Rifkin explored the sweeping implications of this trend in an  excerpt from his book and points to the "eclipse of capitalism" in the decades ahead.

 

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