Articles by Jeremy Rifkin

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The Empathic Civilization
Jeremy Rifkin | Ross Institute – TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Mar 2019

Jeremy Rifkin argues that society has been living off outdated ideas that are increasingly dysfunctional and that we need to actively work to change our mode of consciousness. With a belief that human beings are ‘soft wired’ for empathy, he pleads for educators and society at large to nurture and cultivate this empathy in students in an effort to form a global, biospheric consciousness.

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The End of the Capitalist Era, and What Comes Next
Jeremy Rifkin - Reader Supported News, 7 Apr 2014

The capitalist era is passing… not quickly, but inevitably. A new economic paradigm — the Collaborative Commons — is rising in its wake. We are already witnessing the emergence of a hybrid economy, part capitalist market and part Collaborative Commons. The two economic systems often work in tandem and sometimes compete.

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The Rise of Anti-Capitalism
Jeremy Rifkin – International New York Times, 24 Mar 2014

The inherent dynamism of competitive markets is bringing costs so far down that many goods and services are becoming nearly free, abundant, and no longer subject to market forces…. We are entering a world partly beyond markets, where we are learning how to live together in an increasingly interdependent, collaborative, global commons.

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