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For my book report I choose a book titled The End of Work by Jeremy Rifkin It discusses the decline of the global labor force and the dawn of the Post-Market Era Jeremy Rifkin is president of the Foundation on Economic Trends in Washington DC and has published more than a dozen books on economics culture science and technology In The End Of Work he explains what many of us already feel is happening and supplies copious and frightening data to prove it Rifkin foresees a growing chasm between the employed haves and the unemployed have-nots He offers the most dire predictions for society if the trend toward maximizing productivity continues to disenfranchise people from direct participation in the economy He details specific mechanisms by which civilized society can make a smooth transition to a world of optional mostly nontraditional work For example Mr Rifkin foresees a growing role for the social sector of the economy People will contribute to society not in a corporate office but by doing what only humans can do well Examples include caring for elderly and handicapped individuals educating children and adults creating literature and art and restoring the environment These are all occupations that cannot be taken over by any type of machine All other professions that dont require some type of human involvement have the chance of being taken over by computers and machines Today all three of the traditional sectors of the economy agriculture manufacturing and service are experiencing technological displacement forcing millions onto the unemployment rolls The workerless society may be much closer than we think 75 of the work force in most developed countries engage in work that is little more than simple repetitive tasks Most of these jobs are vulnerable to replacement by automation But thats not all technology is increasingly taking over tasks previously thought to require human intelligence Office workers and managers are now under threat as corporations restructure to take
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