What I found was that the Internet has allowed social, nonmarket behavior to move from the periphery of the industrial economy to the very core of the global, networked information economy.
Amazon.com: The Penguin and the Leviathan: How Cooperation Triumphs over Self-Interest eBook: Yochai Benkler: Kindle Store
Manufacturers cease thinking of themselves as sellers of products and become, instead, deliverers of service, provided by long-lasting, upgradeable durables. Their goal is selling results rather than equipment, performance and satisfaction rather than motors, fans, plastics, or condensers.
Since the mid-eighteenth century, more of nature has been destroyed than in all prior history
In practically no human society examined under controlled conditions have the majority of people consistently behaved selfishly.. The promise of cooperation is not some silly utopian dream. It is grounded in some of the best work and most rigorous research in behavioral science” “When any relatively stable and coherent system—an economy, a country, or a community—suffers a shock, it leads to a new flexibility, a new openness to different ways of explaining our world and organizing our lives. This is the way we come to reexamine old practices, try new ones, and adapt to the changes happening around us…
MediaFuturist: Some quotes from Yoshai Benkler’s latest book: The Penguin and the Leviathan: How Cooperation Triumphs over Self-Interest