We setup an interview and I got to speak with Mario Cuomo for about 30 minutes on Teilhard, cultural evolution, war and peace, ethics, religions, God. He was passionate, informed, engaging, theologically interesting, charismatic.
Rifkin is not just reporting these trends. He is also their advocate, extolling the virtues of a new economic system that will free us from the downsides of capitalism, which “feeds off scarcity”. And like any serious new paradigm theorist, he has named the system that will follow the capitalist era—the “collaborative commons”, the economic paradigm of the coming “age of abundance”.