Most of the platform infrastructure used by the ‘gig economy’ is both easy to replicate and cheap to provide, such that private providers are mere rent-extractors. The upshot is that we both can and should offer it publicly.
Outsourcing and the gig economy have become modern slavery. It is very convenient to ignore because it is cheap and hidden. Except for those who have to earn their living from it. Read here
There is nothing wrong with a free market. There is when it has been corrupted by neo-liberalism resulting in monopolies and crony-capitalism. It then destroys the market, and that is where we currently are. Read […]
Today (Friday January 24) marks the seventh national day of strikes in France against the government’s proposed pension reforms, as protesters call for more action on Wednesday, January 29, 30 and 31. Read here