Jeremy Rifkin is an American Economist & Social Theorist.

The Chinese Government and the European Union have taken his advice to help grow their economies through creating a ‘Smart Economy’, using renewables, technology and internet of things to drastically reduce the cost of creating energy, logistics and communicating.

Vice Impact have put together a documentary, presented by Jeremy himself – where he runs through his vision for the future economy, why non-profits and co-operatives are bucking the trend of a global slow down and why productivity is falling massively around the world on a biblical scale.

It’s a gripping documentary based on Jeremys book of the same title, that puts the focus firmly on America woefully lagging behind in this exciting Third Industrial Revolution. And how China and the European Union are placing themselves firmly at the forefront.

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