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Racial discrimination and the sharing economy — what does the research tell us?

By on January 13, 2018

Hugo Guyader and Julian Agyeman: Analysis: The sharing economy is often lauded with offering a number of opportunities, from access to cheaper and more convenient consumption alternatives to new revenue streams for on-demand services. Next to the economic benefits are promises of sustainability and social inclusion. Unfortunately, not everybody stands equal in this emerging economy.... Continue reading

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The catastrophic consequences of the non-Neutral Net will be very hard to spot, until it’s too late

By on January 12, 2018

Writing for Boing Boing, Cory Doctorow summarizes the conclusions of a standout interview with Stanford Law expert Ryan Singel and International Studies expert Didi Kuo about the meaning of the post-neutrality web. Cory Doctorow: Stanford’s Futurity interviews Stanford Law expert Ryan Singel and International Studies expert Didi Kuo about the meaning of a non-Neutral internet,... Continue reading

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Lessons from Finland: building a co-operative economy

By on January 10, 2018

Ed Mayo: In a sparsely populated country with a short summer and long, hard winter, the idea of people working together for a common interest comes naturally. As a result there are more member-owners of co-operative enterprises in Finland than there are people. The average adult is a member of two co-operatives; those in a... Continue reading

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Doughnut economics: an economic model for the future

By on January 8, 2018

The distributive concept of the 21st century is not about redistribution, but about sharing the sources of wealth from the start. An interview with Kate Raworth, by Triodos bank. Kate Raworth recognises that a dramatic new mindset is needed if we’re going to address the economic challenges of the 21st century. Her iconic book, Doughnut... Continue reading

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Trade Union and Cooperative Strategies for Organising Precarious Workers

By on January 3, 2018

The three main types of insecure work, casual, zero‐hours and self‐employment, are all on the increase.  Ongoing labour market deregulation, the impact of information technology and the new gig economy means income, hours, days or even work locations can no longer be guaranteed as employment rights are eroded. More and more workers are becoming socially... Continue reading

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