Corporate Growth for the Sake of Corporate Growth

Read this piece at The Atlantic On at least one level, Bernie Sanders remains right: Billionaires are getting richer as everyone else gets poorer. Yes, the top one-tenth of 1 percent own nearly as much wealth as the bottom 90 percent, but the problem is, Sanders stops his rhetoric right there. Such statements lead both […]   read more »

Big Think – Nothing Grows Forever. Digital Industrialism and What Comes Next.

Douglas Rushkoff's new book "Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus" is a crystalline lens through which to make sense of our present-day economic predicament, how we got here and the various ways we might still save ourselves. The book explains precisely how the structure of our corporations and money itself are "programmed" to pursue a scorched-earth policy, extracting value from employees, customers, and markets until they dry up and new markets must be conquered or created.    read more »

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 »