Just over two years ago protesters in Oakland made national headlines when they surrounded Google and Apple commuter buses and threw rocks at them. For Douglas Rushkoff, these protests symbolized everything that is wrong with the tech economy. In his new book, "Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus: How Growth Became the Enemy of Prosperity," Rushkoff takes a deeper look at why the success of Silicon Valley companies has contributed to deeper economic and social tensions in the Bay Area. He joins us to talk about rebooting our economy to create a more sustainable and equitable future.
Douglas Rushkoff Dissects the Tech Economy and 'Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus'
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Douglass Rushkoff, media theorist; professor, City University of New York, Queens; author of "Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus: How Growth Became the Enemy of Prosperity"