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The Weightless World: Strategies for Managing the Digital Economy

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  • Diane Coyle

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    The Weightless World is the first book to map an economic world that has been turned upside down by digital technology and global business. How will our careers, businesses, and governments change in a world where bytes are the only currency and where the goods that shape our lives—global financial transactions, computer code, and cyberspace commerce—literally have no weight? Addressing such problems as economic inequity and unemployment, Diane Coyle calls on individuals and governments to develop a new politics of weightlessness so that the economic benefits can be shared fairly. She proposes the creation of a "radical center" as the way to a new era of human creativity and economic prosperity.

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    This book is provided by The MIT Press in its series MIT Press Books with number 0262531666 and published in 1999.

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    Edition: 1
    Handle: RePEc:mtp:titles:0262531666

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    Keywords: digital technology; global business; e-commerce; economic inequity; weightlessness;

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    1. Carlo MENON, 2014. "La propagation des grandes idées? L\'impact de l\'activité de brevet des firmes leader sur les inventeurs locaux," Cahiers du GREThA 2014-11, Groupe de Recherche en Economie Théorique et Appliquée.
    2. Humphreys, David, 2010. "The great metals boom: A retrospective," Resources Policy, Elsevier, vol. 35(1), pages 1-13, March.

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