The Nature of the Future
Dispatches From the Socialstructured WorldBook - 2013
A renowned futurist offers a vision of a reinvented world. Large corporations, big governments, and other centralized organizations have long determined and dominated the way we work, access healthcare, get an education, feed ourselves, and generally go about our lives. The economist Ronald Coase, in his famous 1937 paper zThe Nature of the Firm,y provided an economic explanation for this: Organizations lowered transaction costs, making the provision of goods and services cheap, efficient, and reliable. Today, this organizational advantage is rapidly disappearing. The Internet is lowering transaction costs—costs of connection, coordination, and trade—and pointing to a future that increasingly favors distributed sources and social solutions to some of our most immediate needs and our most intractable problems.
Publisher: New York : Free Press, 2013
Edition: 1st Free Press hardcover ed
Branch Call Number: 303.4 G65N 2013
Characteristics: 245 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Dispatches from the social structured world