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Meta-Industrial Workers - P2P Foundation

Meta-Industrial Workers - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

"Most analyses of capitalism have tended to treat workers as waged white men, whereas reproductive labour is deemed to be supplementary – the province of the unwaged – women domestics and carers, peasant farmers, and indigenous hunter-gatherers. However, the latter meta-industrial groupings, nominally outside of the economic system, actually constitute the majority of workers in twenty-first century of global capitalism.

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Phil BC, “Why Labour Should Adopt the Citizen’s Income”

Phil BC, “Why Labour Should Adopt the Citizen’s Income” | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The UK Green party supports a citizen's income, and this article claims that Labour should as well.
The post Phil BC, “Why Labour Should Adopt the Citizen’s Income” appeared first on BIEN.
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The Death of the Labor Market: An Interview with David de Ugarte

The Death of the Labor Market: An Interview with David de Ugarte | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
David de Ugarte is a young economist, technologist, and entrepreneur committed to new models of economic democracy.
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UK's lowest-paid employees to be classed as 'not working enough'

UK's lowest-paid employees to be classed as 'not working enough' | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
One million people could be pushed to earn more – or have their benefits cut, says Department for Work and Pensions
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Human Capital is Labour (and Labour makes Capital)

Human Capital is Labour (and Labour makes Capital) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Branko Milanovic has an interesting post where he attacks the obfuscation of the term ‘human capital’  – backing up Piketty.
it obfuscates the crucial difference between labor and capital by terminologically conflating the two.
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Do Workers Truly Get What They’re Worth in the Market?: Robert Reich

Do Workers Truly Get What They’re Worth in the Market?: Robert Reich | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
My recent column about the growth of on-demand jobs like Uber making life less predictable and secure for workers unleashed a small barrage of criticism from some who contend that workers get what they’re worth in the market.

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One Big Reason for Voter Turnout Decline and Income Inequality: Smaller Unions - The American Prospect

One Big Reason for Voter Turnout Decline and Income Inequality: Smaller Unions - The American Prospect | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The decline of labor unions has shifted the balance of power not only in the country at large, but within the Democratic Party. Hello Wall Street; bye-bye voters...
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The Workers Lab | Uniting workers, transforming low-wage industries, rebuilding the American middle class.

The Workers Lab | Uniting workers, transforming low-wage industries, rebuilding the American middle class. | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Simply put, we’ve become a low-wage nation where workers invest hours into jobs with little hope of providing for their basic needs. The result has been a social and economic crisis marked most distinctly by the recession of 2008. During the depths of the recession 24% of jobs were classified as low-wage or ones where workers earned roughly $47,000 or less to support a family of 4. The daunting fact is that the percentage of low-wage jobs is projected to double to over 48% by 2020.
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GNUniting for the Commons Humanity: Mesh-Project Submitted to Coopfunding.net

GNUniting for the Commons Humanity: Mesh-Project Submitted to Coopfunding.net | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
GNUnion aims at GNUnion aims at 1.  Creating one big mesh network for the working people from the Global South and Global North by linking autonomous networks and communities of high-tech/knowledge...

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Bibliography for the Global Political Economy - P2P Foundation

Bibliography for the Global Political Economy - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Since the previous global crisis, which had triggered the launch of global neoliberal restructuring known as Globalisation in the late 60s, there have been major contributions made from critical perspectives to understand the expansion of capitalist mode of production and the formation of the world market. Much of the insights were developed by political economy theorists from the West and the Center. Taken the first and second generation classical work of those like Karl Marx, Rosa Luxemburg, Karl Kautsky, Rudolf Hilferding, Vladimir I. Lenin, Bukharin, Peter Kropotkin, Karl Polanyi, Antonio Gramsci, third and forth generation classics came out in this period. Althusser, Foucoult, Lefebvre, Balibar, De Bord, Deleuze, Miliband, Poulantzas, Palloix, Murray, Hymer, Wallerstein, Amin, Arrighi, Baran, Sweezy, Breverman, Tronti, Negri, Verno, Cox, van der Pijl, Waterman among many others have re-worked on the state, classes, production, labour, capital, power, ideology, agency, and so forth, and have added new insights on our understanding of ever changing world historical structures and the possible vision for radical emancipatory change. In this post-war and New-Left era, both Gramsci and Polanyi had been rediscovered and their work stimulated -especially via Poulantzas’ analysis- the development of the analysis of the transnational dimension of the changing capitalism.
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Is Crowdsourcing Bad for Workers? - The Nation. (blog)

Is Crowdsourcing Bad for Workers? - The Nation. (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
“Cloud labor” sites like Crowdflower may be the face of the future—but their wages are stuck in a sweatshop past.
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Public Employment as a Civic Common Pool - P2P Foundation

Public Employment as a Civic Common Pool - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

"The only hindrance to a work system that could include everyone who needs or wish to work, the only obstacle to an economic system that could distribute wealth, is the public work assigned for life. Public temporary jobs activate an harmonic social rotation.

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Imagining A Different Future For Labor Unions - Forbes

Imagining A Different Future For Labor Unions - Forbes | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The Fight for $15 protest movement has provoked a lot of discussion of the future of labor unions in the U.S. It's not entirely clear to me how this protest-based model is really a sustainable future for unions.
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How Working Less Can Help Prevent Climate Catastrophe and Promote Women’s Equality - Working In These Times

How Working Less Can Help Prevent Climate Catastrophe and Promote Women’s Equality - Working In These Times | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In the face of looming ecological catastrophe, can unions help restructure work itself? And what’s gender inequality got to do with it? We posed these questions to Tom Malleson, assistant professor of Social Justice and Peace Studies at King’s University College at Western University in London, Ontario, and author of After Occupy: Economic Democracy in the 21st Century

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Dark side of Japan revealed in film about Internet cafe living

Dark side of Japan revealed in film about Internet cafe living | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The bleak and unforgiving existence of Japan's salarymen and part-time workers, who often live in Internet cafes to save on rent, is difficult to describe, but one filmmaker has done a great job of giving us a brief peek Net Cafe Refugees is a...
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Call for Submissions: Work Organisation, Labour & Globalisation

Call for Submissions: Work Organisation, Labour & Globalisation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The notion of ‘knowledge worker’ has become the focus of a rich range of debates in a variety of scientific approaches and disciplines, from sociology to economics, from political science to neomarxism, all offering their own particular conceptual tools and perspectives.Unlike the traditional professions that were consolidated in the last century, 21st knowledge work is undergoing a process of  hybridisation. With a growing variety of different types of work contract, knowledge workers constitute a type of professional work that is

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Robert Reich: America is headed full speed back to the 19th century

Robert Reich: America is headed full speed back to the 19th century | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The former secretary of labor on the dangers of the sharing economy and our growing intolerance for labor unions
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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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Capture All_Play - An interview with McKenzie Wark | www.furtherfield.org

Capture All_Play - An interview with McKenzie Wark | www.furtherfield.org | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Marc Garrett and Ruth Catlow interview McKenzie Wark ahead of his keynote speach for Transmediale 2015 in Berlin this year.
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Toni Negri: from the refusal of labor to the seizure of power | ROAR Magazine

Toni Negri: from the refusal of labor to the seizure of power | ROAR Magazine | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Editor’s Note: A few months ago, ROAR attended the annual Euronomade gathering in Passignano, which brought together dozens of activists and thinkers in the Italian post-workerist tradition. This year, Euronomade invited the Marxist geographer David Harvey to participate in the event alongside a number of other guests, including Michael Hardt and Srećko Horvat.
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Global Networked Labour University set for launch on May First 2015, Join the Revolution!

Global Networked Labour University set for launch on May First 2015, Join the Revolution! | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
First Semester Courses are Set for the Launch as of May First 2015! Join the team, self-organise activity, offer courses, support our projects, spread the word! Global Networked Labour University is a Free Libre and Open Source Remote Education System, … Continue reading →
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Desktop Regulatory State Chapter Nine: Open-Source Labor Board | P2P Foundation

Desktop Regulatory State Chapter Nine: Open-Source Labor Board | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
For some eighty years, since the New Deal labor accord, the protection of worker rights has centered on the use of large, hierarchical institutions (bureaucratic unions run by the labor establishment, labor boards, OSHA, etc.) to regulate other large, hierarchical institutions (corporations) and limit their power.
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Scary Smart Video Predicts Automation Will Make Human Work Obsolete

Scary Smart Video Predicts Automation Will Make Human Work Obsolete | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
If you've ever scoffed at the notion of robots one day taking your job, you probably shouldn't watch this very scary video.
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Should We Fear 'the End of Work'? | Making Sen$e | PBS NewsHour

Should We Fear 'the End of Work'? | Making Sen$e | PBS NewsHour | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Paul Solman: “Man vs. Machine.” Long the staple of science fiction, the “end of work” now beckons as reality. Journalist, author and Friend Of Making Sen$e (FOM$) Frank Koller attended a conference on the debate at Cornell University recently. He was accommodating enough to file this report.
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