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The Impact of the Collaborative Economy on the Labour Market | Centre for European Policy Studies

The Impact of the Collaborative Economy on the Labour Market | Centre for European Policy Studies | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The digitalisation of work is creating new ways of intermediating work, with for example platforms intermediating work between individuals online. These so-called online collaborative platforms have the potential to fundamentally change the labour market, but for the moment, with an estimated 100,000 active workers or 0.05% of total employees in the EU, they do not seem to have a large impact on the offline/traditional labour market or the create/destroy impetus.

 

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Sweden introduces a six hour work day

Sweden introduces a six hour work day | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Sweden is moving to a six-hour working day in a bid to increase productivity and make people happier. Employers across the country have already made the change, according to the Science Alert website, which said the aim was to get more done in a shorter amount of time and ensure people had the energy to enjoy their private lives.
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'My father had one job in his life, I've had six in mine, my kids will have six at the same time'

'My father had one job in his life, I've had six in mine, my kids will have six at the same time' | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In the ‘gig’ or ‘sharing’ economy, technology will release you from the nine to five. But it may also bring you anxiety, insecurity and low wages
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​The future of work: The death of the job - CIO Australia

​The future of work: The death of the job - CIO Australia | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The Uberisation of the workforce is changing the very nature of holding down a job. So what does this mean for the CIO role?
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Technology and people: The great job-creating machine | Deloitte UK

Technology and people: The great job-creating machine | Deloitte UK | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Deloitte economists Ian Stewart, Debapratim De and Alex Cole study employment data from the last 140 years to assess how technological change has affected employment in England and Wales.
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More than a third of British workers think their jobs are 'meaningless' - Metro

More than a third of British workers think their jobs are 'meaningless' - Metro | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
What's the point?
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A job revolution is coming, and we can't ignore it

A job revolution is coming, and we can't ignore it | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
We need to confront the changing nature of work and technology, and admit that jobs are on the line. Let's not bury our heads in the sand and let the discussion be dominated by vested interests and naysayers.
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The Sexiest (And Last?) Job Of The 21st Century - TechCrunch

The Sexiest (And Last?) Job Of The 21st Century - TechCrunch | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Data scientist, according to a 2012 Harvard Business Review article, is the sexiest job of the 21st century. Given its authors, Thomas H. Davenport and D.J...
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How Machines Destroy (And Create!) Jobs, In 4 Graphs

How Machines Destroy (And Create!) Jobs, In 4 Graphs | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
For hundreds of years, people have been talking about machines taking jobs. Less often discussed: machines creating new jobs.
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Is the internet killing middle class jobs?

Is the internet killing middle class jobs? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
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James Pethokoukis Via The Week:
The robopocalypse for workers may be inevitable. In this vision of the future, super-smart machines will best humans in pretty much every task.
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VIDEO: Professor David Graeber Discusses Pointless Jobs and Basic Income | Basic Income News

VIDEO: Professor David Graeber Discusses Pointless Jobs and Basic Income | Basic Income News | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In this video, David Graeber, Professor of Anthropology at the London School of Economics, is interviewed about the rising idea that people have “pointless jobs” where they do not actually do much work.  Graeber discusses the reasons behind these pointless jobs and claims that while they fail to make sense in a truly capitalistic setting, they do make sense within businesses where people may be more powerful if they have more people working under them.  Graeber then goes on to explain why he believes a basic income could solve the problem by freeing people from these pointless jobs in order to pursue their passions.
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Rampell: There's a dark side to 'sharing-economy' jobs - Daily Local News

WASHINGTON – Flexible hours. Being your own boss. The glories and self-bootstrapping pride of entrepreneurship.
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Meaningful work not created, only destroyed, by bosses, study finds

Meaningful work not created, only destroyed, by bosses, study finds | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Bosses play no role in fostering a sense of meaningfulness at work -- but they do have the capacity to destroy it and should stay out of the way, new research shows.
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Guardian: 'My father had one job in his life, I've had six in mine, my kids will have six at the same time'

Guardian: 'My father had one job in his life, I've had six in mine, my kids will have six at the same time' | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In the ‘gig’ or ‘sharing’ economy, technology will release you from the nine to five.

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Bullshit Job Rap - Meandering home

Bullshit Job Rap - Meandering home | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
We perform empty tasks to protect the status quo of the one percent Hell-bent on endless wealth multiplication and profit enlargement The fruit ...
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Deutsche Bank to Shrink Workforce by 35,000 in Broad Revamp

Deutsche Bank to Shrink Workforce by 35,000 in Broad Revamp | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Deutsche Bank announced plans to eliminate 35,000 jobs from its payroll over the next two years as part of a sweeping overhaul under new co-Chief Executive John Cryan.
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via Finn Jackson :

When even Deutsche Bank is cutting 35% of its staff, something big is happening.
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It implies the system itself has reached its limits, and no further growth is possible within the current paradigm. Interest rates are already approximately zero and "Quantitative Easing" has pumped vast amounts of new money into the economy. But it plainly isn't working because even Deutsche Bank is making massive losses...
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When this happens it is no longer good enough to say "65,000 of you will continue to have well paid jobs, 35,000 of you will have zero." Because tomorrow the statement will be "50,000 of you will continue to have well paid jobs and 50,000 will have zero." And then 40,000, 30,000, 20, 10.
The system itself is broken, and we can't make everybody redundant. We have to build a new system. 
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We need to build a new system where "Nobody gets everything until everybody gets something." Or "Nobody gets a Porsche until everybody has a bicycle."
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When the system itself has reached its limits, a new system has to emerge: one that rebuilds from the ground up and becomes more stable over time, not less; one that starts from a wide and firm foundation.

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Labor Day 2028

Labor Day 2028 | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Robert Reich revisits John Maynard Keynes prediction about the future of work and shows what is necessary to make his vision happen.
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Technology has created more jobs than it has destroyed, says 140 years of data

Technology has created more jobs than it has destroyed, says 140 years of data | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Study of census results in England and Wales since 1871 finds rise of machines has been a job creator rather than making working humans obsolete
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The Robots Will Take Our Jobs. Then What? - CKGSB Knowledge

The Robots Will Take Our Jobs. Then What? - CKGSB Knowledge | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The writing is on the wall: the robots will take our jobs. Martin Ford, author of Rise of the Robots, explains the implications for the capitalist system.
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Will the Machines Take Our Jobs?

A look into the future of the technology, the economy and the future of work. Some interesting other links: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SuGRgdJA_c ...
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Bullshit jobs: why we’re not all working 4h days

Bullshit jobs: why we’re not all working 4h days | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
mostlysignssomeportents: David Graeber, who wrote last year’s incredible Debt: The First 5,000 Years, has an extraordinary essay up called “On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs,” which explores the phenomenon of people in productive industries...
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The Job Of The Future Is Training Robots To Work With Humans

The Job Of The Future Is Training Robots To Work With Humans | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Humans and machines are teaching each other how to do more together than they could do alone.

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David Graeber: 'So many people spend their working lives doing jobs they think ... - The Guardian

David Graeber: 'So many people spend their working lives doing jobs they think ... - The Guardian | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The books interview: The anarchist author, coiner of the phrase ‘We are the 99%’, talks to Stuart Jeffries about ‘bullshit jobs’, our rule-bound lives and the importance of play
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The Revolution of Everyday Life: The Decline and Fall of Work

The Revolution of Everyday Life: The Decline and Fall of Work | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The necessity of production is so easily proved that any hack philosopher of industrialism can fill ten books with it. Unfortunately for these neo-economist thinkers, these proofs belong to the nineteenth century, a time when the misery of the working classes made the right to work the counterpart of the right to be a slave, claimed at the dawn of time by prisoners about to be massacred. Above all it was a question of surviving, of not disappearing physically. The imperatives of production are the imperatives of survival; from now on, people want to live, not just to survive.



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