How a Collaborative Economy Could Change Capitalism

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Jeremy Rifkin describes how the emerging “Internet of Things” is speeding us to an era of nearly free goods and services, precipitating the meteoric rise of a global Collaborative Commons and the eclipse of capitalism. In The Zero Marginal Cost Society: The Internet of Things, the Collaborative Commons, and the Eclipse of Capitalism, Rifkin uncovers a paradox at the heart of capitalism that has propelled it to greatness but now may be the cause of its demise.