In Conversation With Marina Gorbis at the Commonwealth Club

Digital technology was supposed to usher in a new age of distributed prosperity, but many have complained that so far it has been used to put industrial capitalism on steroids. Rushkoff says It’s not technology’s fault; but instead he blames a growth-driven, economic operating system that has reached the limits of its ability to serve anyone, rich or poor, human or corporate.   read more »

Bloomberg – What’s Wrong With the Digital Economy

Douglas Rushkoff, author of "Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus," discusses the shortfalls of the digital economy and why new technology and digital media business don’t work in the traditional economic marketplace. He speaks on "Bloomberg Surveillance."    read more »

Strategy+Business – Rocking the Bus

The publisher of Douglas Rushkoff’s excellent new book,Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus (Portfolio, 2016), compares the author to Thomas Piketty and Erik Brynjolfsson — both of whom are noted economists. But Rushkoff, a media analyst who has become known for his insights on technology, is no economist. What’s more, he explicitly rejects both of these thinkers. He dismisses Piketty’s preferred solution to inequality, redistribution. And Rushkoff is equally sure that there will not be a “second machine age,” as Brynjolfsson projects.   read more »

The Jake Sasseville Show – Why We’re So Addicted to Growth

Douglas Rushkoff's work is a compass for a new world. A recovering theater director whose first book "Cyberia" got side-lined in 1992 by the publisher because "the Internet wasn't going to be a 'thing' by 1993," is the author of "Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus: How Growth Became the Enemy of Prosperity" which articulates this new digital economy, shows us how we can both grow (and stop growing) and still be prosperous.   read more »

KQED – Douglas Rushkoff Dissects the Tech Economy

In his new book, "Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus: How Growth Became the Enemy of Prosperity," Rushkoff takes a deeper look at why the success of Silicon Valley companies has contributed to deeper economic and social tensions in the Bay Area. He joins us to talk about rebooting our economy to create a more sustainable and equitable future.   read more »

City Lights Booksellers & Publishers – 5 Questions With Douglas Rushkoff

The digital economy has gone wrong. Everybody knows it, but no one knows quite how to fix it, or even how to explain the problem. Workers lose to automation, investors lose to algorithms, musicians lose to power law dynamics, drivers lose to Uber, neighborhoods lose to Airbnb, and even tech developers lose their visions to the demands of the startup economy. Douglas Rushkoff argues that it doesn’t have to be this way.    read more »