From microchip implants to wristband trackers and sensors that can detect fatigue and depression, new technology is enabling employers to watch staff in more and more intrusive ways. How worried should we be?
Copying and pasting emails. Inventing meaningless tasks for others. Just looking busy. Why do so many people feel their work is completely unnecessary?
A Free Paper for Free People
Europe's first national experiment in giving citizens free cash has attracted huge media attention. But one year in, what does this project really hope to prove?
Trials suggest it can liberate jobless people, says the Guardian columnist Aditya Chakrabortty
From Finland to Kenya to Ontario, it seems that everyone interested in social policy is talking up basic income.
The main difference between the Old Left and the Alt-Left is that the latter focuses more on the cultural, behavioral and psychological sides of economic life. In a world where material resources a...
by Kelsey Hamlin (Updated 7/16/16 3:59pm) REI is known as a place of good-heartedness and quality, so it might come as a shock to hear that many of its employees are either on food stamps, working multiple jobs, or both. When it comes down to it, REI may have bucked their principles as a co-op
Parlare di "coding" come se la cultura del digitale si riducesse alla manualità dello scrivere codice è propria di chi vuole produrre pigiatasti a cottimo, lavoratori a bassa specializzazione e basso costo, intercambiabili.
Without the right design, a universal basic income would do little to advance radical change.
Delle molte superficialità che nei giorni scorsi ho letto e sentito sul cosiddetto reddito minimo garantito ce ne sono un paio più insidiose. La prima consiste nel pensare che si tratti di una misura caritatevole, di un atto di "bontà" ve...
Many workers in app-based businesses are being wrongly classified as independent contractors.
For centuries, experts have predicted that machines would make workers obsolete. That moment may finally be arriving. Could that be a good thing?
THORSTEIN VEBLEN, an economist who dabbled in sociology, reckoned that the best-off members of a community established the standards that everyone else followed. Less-well-to-do individuals, he reckoned, tried to emulate the well-off and signal their worth through things like "conspicuous consumption" or "conspicuous leisure".
David Graeber: Why has the basic logic of austerity been accepted by everyone? Because solidarity has come to be viewed as a scourge
Druid perspectives on nature, culture, and the future of industrial society
There is now another slide in the UK towards American-style "workfare" programmes aimed at getting the unemployed back to work as quickly as possible. The evidence showing that workfare programmes actually
For one month, I became the "micro-entrepreneur" touted by companies like TaskRabbit, Postmates, and Airbnb. Instead of the labor revolution I had been promised, all I found was hard work, low pay, and a system that puts workers at a disadvantage.