Powershift : knowledge, wealth, and violence at the edge of the 21st century

by Toffler, Alvin.

Format: Print Book 1990
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Shaler North Hills Library Non-Fiction 303.4 T
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Non-Fiction
Call Number  303.4 T
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Knowledge, not violence nor money, is the essence of power in the information age, claims Toffler ( Future Shock ) as he observes ``info-wars'' raging in such arenas as computers, high-definition TV, electronic networks, and industrial espionage, and the fight for control of customer data by retailers, manufacturers, banks and credit-card issuers. He hails the emerging ``flex-firm,'' a company open to many types of free-form ``counterbureaucratic'' organization. Toffler credits junk-bond salesman Michael Milken with making finance more competitive and less monopolistic. Assessing the ``power triad'' of the U.S./Japan/Western Europe, he deems European nations the least stable link, with Germany gaining ascendancy. He looks warily at ``Global Gladiators''--drug cartels, Khomeini, multinationals, the Pope--who challenge the boundaries of the nation-state. Toffler's inflated, slogan-slinging probe entertains as it serves up bytes of information and insight, some provocative, some facile. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Subjects Social history -- 1945-
Economic history -- 1945-
Power (Social sciences)
Social change.
Publisher New York :Bantam Books,1990
Language English
Description xxii, 585 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 477-506) and index.
ISBN 0553057766
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