FatCast – Why the Digital Economy Sucks

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Don’t throw rocks at the Google bus. You’ll only be hurting yourself (and people like you).

Writer Douglas Rushkoff has a new book called “Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus: How Growth Became the Enemy of Prosperity.” In the book, he lays out why we’re all on that bus together.

The growth-centered digital economy seeks to extract value from people, instead of helping us all create and share value with each other in a trusted, mutually beneficial community.

Rushkoff says there’s a better way, and tells us how to start getting there.