The Job Market of the Future

Using computers to humanize economies

New Book by James Cooke Brown (M.E. Sharpe, 2001.)

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This book presents a bold, new invention--the computerized Job Market--that could come to replace the labor market as we, and our forebears, have known it since the industrial revolution. James Cooke Brown, who also invented the popular board game Careers, first introduced the Job Market idea in The Troika Incident, his acclaimed 1970 utopian novel.

The Job Market of the Future is written in a nonacademic, nontechnical style and is set in the not-too-distant future. The author presents the case for his Job Market model--how it will be constructed; the built-in safeguards for both individuals and society; how it will operate for the end user; and what the long-term and short-term economic, social, and political benefits will be.

Ultimately,this book is not about problems or policy issues; it is about finding an answer to one of the most important long-term problems facing us: how to arrange employment so that every person can select a job which fulfills both their economic needs and their life plans.

The book is published by M.E. Sharpe, Inc.

Hardcover (published June 2001)
0-7656-0732-8 $69.95

Paperback (available September 2001)
0-7656-0733-6 $27.95

358 pp. Tables, figures, bibliography, index.