Chris Anderson is renowned for his best-seller The Long Tail (his own blog nicknamed alike too). Editor of Wired, his new opus deals with gratuity, free economy, abundance and scarcity : one article (February 2009), another one (June 2009). His book can be read for free but only when one browses it in the USA.
Any articulate idea deserves discussion. Malcolm Gladwell published a very good and critical paper in the New Yorker (July 2009). For french readers, here are Rue89’s comments, quoting Les Inrocks’s ones.