The Second Industrial Divide: Possibilities for Prosperity
Two MacArthur Prize Fellows argue that to get out of its current economic crisis industry should abandon its attachment to standardized mass production for a system of flexible specialization.
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Mass Production as Destiny and Blind
Stabilizing the Economy
CHAPTERS The Global and the Microscopic
Mass and Craft
The MassProduction Economy in Crisis
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