Medium – Is Growth Necessary for a Thriving Economy

Believing something you know not to be true, is one thing, believing something you believe to be true is quite another, and it’s at this end of the make-believe spectrum that Douglas Rushkoff takes up his enquiry into the dismal science, in his new book “Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus”.   read more »

Univision – Lo que hay detrás de la “guerra de clases” en San Francisco

Visto desde San Francisco y Silicon Valley, Douglas Rushkoff es un aguafiestas. Mientras la industria tecnológica atravesaba una ola de inversiones sin precedentes —que creó más de 100 empresas con un valor supuesto de más de 1,000 millones de dólares—, este profesor de Economía Digital del Queens College de la Universidad de la Ciudad de Nueva York (CUNY) escribía un libro que los criticaba duramente. En él explica por qué las empresas como Uber o Airbnb son nada más que una nueva versión de los señores feudales de la Edad Media que explotaban a la población de sus territorios.   read more »

Shop Floor Podcast – “Throwing Rocks” Interview

Nick talks to Douglas Rushkoff, Professor of Media Theory and Digital Economics at the City university of New York, about the way global business is going. Douglas has written a new book called "Throwing Rocks At The Google Bus" discussing his thoughts.    read more »

Big Think – The Online Economy Is Breaking Businesses, and Stealing Our Time and Energy

It's harder for most people to making a living now than it was before the rise of online businesses like Facebook and Amazon. That's because the digital economy is hurting the real economy, says media theorist Douglas Rushkoff. Competition is increasingly fierce in just about every industry, and digital technologies have allowed companies to pursue monopolies like never before — because they chase the entire world's population as a customer base.   read more »

The Young Turks with Cenk Uygur – Extractive Corporate Growth Is Killing Us All

In this interview with The Young Turks’ Cenk Uygur, Rushkoff discusses how modern corporations’ focus on growth over profits is rapidly destroying society, why companies are actively discouraged from becoming profitable, the ponzi scheme that has become the global corporate marketplace, and possible solutions moving forward to keep corporatism from eating itself - and us in the process   read more »

Curious Minds Podcast – Douglas Rushkoff on Redesigning the Economy

Named one of ten most influential thinkers in the world by MIT, Doug Rushkoff asks some seriously big questions on this episode of Curious Minds. The biggest one is: what if an economy predicated on growth is unsustainable? Growth at companies like General Electric (GE) used to mean jobs for hundreds of thousands of people. That same growth, at companies like Facebook and Google, yields, at most, tens of thousands of jobs. As growth-oriented tech companies absorb more jobs through smarter tech and automation, is this an opportunity to rethink the nature of work, jobs, and the overall economy?   read more »