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Until recently, workers displaced by machines have shifted easily into other industries. But today, argues techno-trendmonger Jeremy Rifkin in The End of Work, jobs are disappearing permanently, dividing the global economy between an information elite and an underclass of billions doomed to low-wage service jobs or unemployment. Unless we can harness this reserve army of labor, warns Rifkin, the world could face a class war that will make the Luddite rebellion look like a country holiday. End your workday with Rifkin at 6:30 p.m. at Politics & Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. FREE. (202) 364-1919. (David Plotz)