In this inter­view with media the­o­rist Dou­glas Rushkoff pro­mot­ing his lat­est book Throw­ing Books At The Google Bus: How Growth Became the Ene­my of Pros­per­i­tyhe notes that shar­ing prof­its with your employ­ees is just good busi­ness.

“This is not bad busi­ness; this is not char­i­ty. This is using the prin­ci­ple of plat­form coop­er­a­tivism to end up with wealth­i­er mar­kets, wealth­i­er employ­ees, wealth­i­er sup­pli­ers. The wealth­i­er the peo­ple are around you, then the wealth­i­er you get to be.” — Dou­glas Rushkoff

This thought­ful inter­view cov­ers a lot of the altru­is­tic ter­ri­to­ry sug­gest­ed by the 99% — except Dou­glas has the his­tor­i­cal mus­cle to back up his claims. Refer­ring to new tech­nolo­gies as a renais­sance of old­er, more repressed approach­es, he pro­vides thought­ful prose and a look towards a more hope­ful future — for us all. Worth a read.


Throwing Rocks At The Google Bus: How Growth Became The Enemy of Prosperity