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Rifkin’s Economic Fight of the Century—Capitalism vs “Commons”-ism—Called Because of Extreme Weather and No Electricity (part I)

Welcome to part I of a two-part post. Economist and educator Jeremy Rifkin in his 2014 book entitled The Zero Marginal Cost Society—The Internet of Things, The Collaborative Commons, and The Eclipse of Capitalism, delivers what I consider to be an “annual report” of sorts for the Internet. Actually, three Internets: The Internet of Communication, […]

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The Love Wars—Harry Harlow and the All Night Comfort Food Café (part I)

You’re a medical director. Your shift is almost over as you slip into your desk chair for a quick respite. You spin around to look out the window. It’s snowing. There’s a layer of fluffy snow covering the ground. As you gaze upon this blanket of virgin snow you crack a slight smile. You’re filled […]

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“This Changes Everything—Capitalism vs The Climate”—What I Learned

Author’s note: I am simulposting this post both at LinkedIn Pulse and at Bowlby Less Traveled. I recently finished reading Naomi Klein’s 2014 book entitled This Changes Everything—Capitalism vs The Climate. I received a copy of Klein’s book from a friend who knew that I had previously enjoyed reading Klein’s 2007 book entitled The Shock […]

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Securely Attached: Automation and the New Valued Employee (LIP)

Author’s Note: I recently signed up for an account over at LinkedIn, the social networking site for businesses and business people. I created a LinkedIn account because I was regularly receiving invitations from friends and colleagues. LinkedIn has a blog service known as LinkedIn Pulse. I thought it might be fun to write a few […]

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Of Digital Billionaires and Analog Beggars—Entering the Age of Disruption

We are entering a new age of robber barons who wish to disrupt our old economic and social ways. Who are these new robber barons? Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook fame; Michael and Xochi Birch of Bebo fame (which was sold to AOL for $850 million in 2008); Peter Thiel, an American entrepreneur, venture capitalist, hedge […]

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