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New Kinds of Employment - Feb 28, 2016

In 1995, the futurist and economist, Jeremy Rifkin, wrote a book called “The End of Work”. He wrote about the worker-less society and what that would mean for the economy and culture at large. It had already begun 20 years ago. We are now living this enormous change in our employment and lifestyles. It will continue to consume capitalism as we know it and create jobs that currently do not exist. The largest group caught in the cross-hairs of this change are the millennials. This group was born between 1981 and 2000. They are graduating or have graduated from college into a different universe. This new universe is a culture caught between old capitalism as it has been known into a collaborative world of access to “things” rather than ownership. Nobody has the blueprint for this change but the change is strengthening and expanding.

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