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Robert Reich: America’s “flexible” economy is making workers’ lives hell

Robert Reich: America’s “flexible” economy is making workers’ lives hell | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The former secretary of labor on the need for a federal law requiring employers to pay for scheduled work
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The End of Meaningless Jobs is a Win For Us All - Singularity Hub

The End of Meaningless Jobs is a Win For Us All - Singularity Hub | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Many experts studying the topic of automation believe that the current rate of advancement is leading us into a future with less and less available
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Micropreneur rights: how do we protect workers in the digital age? - PersonnelToday.com

Micropreneur rights: how do we protect workers in the digital age? - PersonnelToday.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
As a new generation of online marketplaces, such as transportation service Uber, start to disrupt existing business models, the big question will be: how c
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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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Sharing economy changing nature of work: Lyft CEO - CNBC

Sharing economy changing nature of work: Lyft CEO - CNBC | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
"There's nothing about this that is a traditional employment relationship," Lyft CEO Logan Green told CNBC.
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How One Group of Amazon Workers May Be Making Themselves Obsolete

How One Group of Amazon Workers May Be Making Themselves Obsolete | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In today’s digital gold rush, microtask workers are getting paid, though possibly shortchanged.
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The Future of Work Is 100% Human - Huffington Post

The Future of Work Is 100% Human - Huffington Post | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
What a brilliant opportunity we have to reinvent the world of work to deliver an abundance of meaningful jobs within an environment that is 100% human....
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How The Robots Will Take Your Job And Kill The Economy

How The Robots Will Take Your Job And Kill The Economy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The basic contract of working hard and getting paid will keep breaking downand AI will be to blame.
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The future of the sharing economy: why we'll all be doing odd-jobs - Telegraph

The future of the sharing economy: why we'll all be doing odd-jobs - Telegraph | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Founder of TaskRabbit explains why the need for more flexible workspaces and lifestyles is leading people to become "taskers"
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Jim Schreier's curator insight, February 23, 10:33 AM

Another important "trend" affecting the future of work.

Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, February 24, 7:05 AM

I don't know about doing odd jobs, necessarily, but I do agree that we are on the cusp of a very different way of looking at consulting and freelance work and workers. I hope the industries and businesses that (should) support such workers will also adapt.

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How to Save the Middle Class When Jobs Don’t Pay Enough

How to Save the Middle Class When Jobs Don’t Pay Enough | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Photo credit: DonkeyHotey / Foter / CC BY. Article cross-posted from On the Commons. Written by Peter Barnes.
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Will Uber and Lyft make your job obsolete? - CNN.com

Will Uber and Lyft make your job obsolete? - CNN.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In the world of Uber and Homejoy, workers have a "portfolio" instead of a job.
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Map: The Most Common* Job In Every State

Map: The Most Common* Job In Every State | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The jobs picture has changed profoundly since the 1970s. This map shows how those changes played out across the country.
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How One Neighborhood in Seoul Sparked a Movement of Urban Villages

How One Neighborhood in Seoul Sparked a Movement of Urban Villages | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
What began as a childcare coop in Seoul, South Korea has grown into a cooperative, urban village and sparked a national movement of urban villages.
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Open Offices Back In Vogue -- Thanks To Millennials - Forbes

Open Offices Back In Vogue -- Thanks To Millennials - Forbes | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Open offices have again become the workplace standard—but is this format good for productivity?
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Brian Dean, “Antiwork – a radical shift in how we view ‘jobs’”

Brian Dean, “Antiwork – a radical shift in how we view ‘jobs’” | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Antiwork sentiment pervades society, but the basic income movement is one reason to be optimistic.
The post Brian Dean, “Antiwork – a radical shift in how we view ‘jobs’” appeared first on BIEN.
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America can be a full-employment economy once again

America can be a full-employment economy once again | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
How close will February's unemployment rate come to "full employment"? Not close enough, argues economist John Komlos, who believes the right to life implies a right to a job. Komlos is the author of “What Every Economics Student Needs to Know and Doesn’t Get in the Usual Principles Text."
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How to protect America’s Uber drivers and other part-timers

How to protect America’s Uber drivers and other part-timers | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Businesses should collaborate with policymakers to ensure that the gig economy becomes a tool for economic mobility rather than just a mechanism to pay less for more.
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Workers of the gig economy, unite! - FT.com

Workers of the gig economy, unite! - FT.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Sara Horowitz is in demand. The founder of the Freelancers Union, which has 250,000 independent contractors on its books, is struck by the attention from politicians and think tanks.

Via Denis Pennel
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The 3 Biggest Myths Blinding Us to the Economic Truth1. The “job...

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The 3 Biggest Myths Blinding Us to the Economic Truth
1. The “job creators” are CEOs, corporations, and the rich, whose taxes must be low in order to induce them to create more jobs. Rubbish.
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The 5 Trends Shaping The Future Of Work - Forbes

The 5 Trends Shaping The Future Of Work - Forbes | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
VideoI've written about the five trends shaping the future of work quite a bit and it's actually how I start many of the keynotes I give at conference and events. However, I haven't done a video about this topic so I wanted to fix that!
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Jacob explains five trends that will both shape and structure the future inside this world.

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On-Demand Economy: Creating Entrepreneurship or Exploitation? - CIO

On-Demand Economy: Creating Entrepreneurship or Exploitation? - CIO | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Companies like Uber, FancyHands, Airbnb and Snagajob are flourishing, driven by technology, a slow economic recovery and consumer demand. But what does that mean for today's workers?
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The Share-the-Scraps Economy

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How would you like to live in an economy where robots do everything that can be predictably programmed in advance, and almost all profits go to the robots’ owners?

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New North Carolina Coop to Turn a Food Desert into a Food Oasis

New North Carolina Coop to Turn a Food Desert into a Food Oasis | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In 1998, when the Winn-Dixie grocery store in Northeast Greensboro, North Carolina closed, it created a food desert—a community without easy access to food. For years, area residents tried to get another grocery chain to come in, but none wanted to come to the predominantly African-American, low-income town. The community finally came up with a solution—one that didn't rely on an outside company to come in. They put into motion a plan to open a food cooperative.
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foodofhistory's curator insight, February 19, 6:31 PM

The coop is one of the few places where we have food choices that are democratic in nature. This new co-op is a glimmer of hope in the vastly conservative (and business-focused) state of North Carolina.

Mari-Lyn Harris's curator insight, February 19, 7:35 PM

Yes, and why not?

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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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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
[Josh Martin] 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 ...
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