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Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus

How Growth Became the Enemy of Prosperity

By Douglas Rushkoff
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Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus: How Growth Became the Enemy of Prosperity by Douglas Rushkoff

Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus (2013) explores society’s unhealthy relationship with money, as it transformed from a means to facilitate trade to a goal in itself. The rise of digital markets has done little to improve the situation. These blinks explore the history of money and offer practical solutions to help local communities make money work again for everyone.

  • Workers concerned about losing a job to a machine
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  • Entrepreneurs

Douglas Rushkoff is a bestselling author, teacher and documentarian, and won the Media Ecology Association’s first Neil Postman award for Career Achievement in Public Intellectual Activity. He is a professor of media theory and digital economics at CUNY Queens and a technology and media commentator for CNN.

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