Analysis of The End of Work By Jeremy Rifkin – Final Thoughts

Since this book was written 24 years ago, I will cut author, Jeremy Rifkin, a little slack. That was back during the time we all thought Y2K was going to be the end of the world as we knew it back then. As a matter fact, it was said that computer technology was not advanced enough to handle the shock of the date, January 1, 2000. Just look where we are today. I think Rifkin should considered updating his theories to coincide with today’s technology. I will give him some credit, a small amount, if you will. The Postscript—the last two pages of the book, he did admit there was hope—there was hope that there would be “millions of new jobs in the Third Sector.” (Rifkin, 1995) He also states that the government will probably play a much smaller role in the business sector. I’m not sure that is such a bad thing. If you are interested in seeing what people thought the world would be like today, back in the ‘90s, this would probably be an interesting read for you. Thanks for following along!



Rifkin, J. (1995). The end of work. 1st ed. New York, N.Y.: Putnam’s Sons.



2 replies on “Analysis of The End of Work By Jeremy Rifkin – Final Thoughts”

Hi Jennifer,

I remember the Y2K scare; people were buying up all the batteries and water. It was the end of the world. These books on the list were dated, mine was written in 1995; some of the author’s comments in my book. I was like what did he just say? – That’s not how it is today. Great job being aware of your surroundings, to know what is relevant today from these old books.

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