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The Coming of Post-Industrial Society: A Venture in Social Forecasting

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In 1976, Daniel Bell’s historical work predicted a vastly different society developing—one that will rely on the “economics of information” rather than the “economics of goods.” Bell argued that the new society would not displace the older one but rather overlie some of the previous layers just as the industrial society did not completely eradicate the agrarian sectors of ...more
Paperback, Special Anniversary Edition, 507 pages
Published 1999 by Basic Books, Perseus Books Group (first published 1973)
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From Richard Florida, Author of "The Rise of the Creative Class"

"I have so many favorite books, but there are three people that really influenced me. The first and most important is Jane Jacobs and her book The Economy of Cities, which I think everyone who works in business has to read. What the farm and agricultural land was for our first great American economy, what the industrial company was to the great Industrial age, what the Great American corporati
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An amazing book that forecasts much of what is to come due to a new neoliberal regime. Interestingly enough, the book is written in the early '70s, so it wrongly assumes that increased government intervention and communality will modulate, if not curb, business-oriented thinking and practices. Also, since Bell is a fallen-Marxist, we witness his wrestling with Marx throughout the book-- not enough of a disbeliever to discount some of Marx's insights found throughout the multiple volumes of Das K ...more
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Los textos que sientan los términos para una enorme literatura que debate la periodización de las fases de la producción moderna son: Daniel Bell, Coming of Post-Industrial Society (New York: Basic Books, 1973); y Alain Touraine, Post-Industrial Society, trad. Leonard Mayhew (New York: Random House, 1971).

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If the most prominent quality of socialism is that its economy is managed, then Daniel Bell is a socialist, even through his claims that Marx assumed that the capitalists would eventually overproduce, and the world would tip in the workers' favor at this point of overproduction. Instead, what has arisen is the managing class to organize the complexity. The Post-Industrial society is a society made mainly of managers, who keep the balance of production, and who arrange for the nation's research a ...more
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