Without us noticing, we are entering the postcapitalist era. At the heart of further change to come is information technology, new ways of working and the sharing economy. The old ways will take a long while to disappear, but it's time to be utopian
On the heels of Homejoy's failure, the fundamental "on-demand marketplace" model has come into question by investors, the media and even consumers. That questioning is very relevant, as there has been an overload of VC money that has been injected in the on-demand service platform space over the pa
Replacing 90% of personnel with robots at a tech factory in China's Dongguan city increased productivity by an astonishing 162%.
At the urging of edu-consigliere Richard Rasmus (former CEO, K12, Inc., Calvert Education), I sat down this Spring with Ted Dintersmith, partner emeritus at Charles River Ventures (CRV) and author - with Tony Wagner (The Global Achievement Gap) - of Most Likely to Succeed: Preparing Our Kids for the New Innovation Era. Ted is also the executive producer of a documentary by the same name. Our setting was SXSWedu, where my edu-doc, Crotty's Kids, debuted last year.
Supporters believe fully automated luxury communism is an opportunity to realise a post-work society, where machines do the heavy lifting and employment as we know it is a thing of the past
The National Low-Income Housing Coalition has released a new report with a startling fact: According to Vox, "There is no state in the union where a full-time, minimum-wage worker can afford to rent a one-bedroom apartment for less than 30 percent of his paycheck (which is a standard measure of housing affordability)." Vox has a
When reports surface that a drugs syndicate might control an airport's baggage handlers, it's time to look at the pressure points for what is a precarious job - and a serious security threat.
Some economists and others have argued smart machines are increasingly stealing our jobs. In fact, the opposite may be true.
Future technologies like robots and powerful algorithms are likely to disrupt jobs in these formerly-stable career fields.
A California woman is suing her former employer for firing her after she uninstalled an app on her company issued phone which tracked her location every moment. The woman claims she was being monitored even while she was not working and likened the experience to being a prisoner wearing an ankle bracelet.
Australia needs new "philosophical underpinnings" for the major spending areas of health, education and retirement income, Business Council of Australia President Catherine Livingstone has said.
The Chinese people want to implement a four-day work week.
All around the world, people are fighting and dying over sand. Adam Ferguson documented this phenomenon for WIRED.
On a December afternoon, Frances Amy Richardson took a break from her quilting class to reflect on a groundbreaking experiment she took part in 40 years earlier.
There can be no doubt that the job market has been more resilient since the financial crisis than many imagined. Unemployment did not rise as far as was feared and the recovery in employment to pre-recession
Sharing economy" companies like Uber shift risk from corporations to workers, weaken labor protections, and drive down wages.
Concerns have been raised for some time about the UK government's "digital by default" approach to welfare reforms. More and more public services are being shifted online and many fear that this will marginalise
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David Graeber: Why has the basic logic of austerity been accepted by everyone? Because solidarity has come to be viewed as a scourge