A Better World

A Better World

Recommendation The biblical four horsemen of the apocalypse – famine, death, war and pestilence – ride today, and other apocalyptic global problems gallop with them: human rights abuses, resource destruction, refugee crises, climate change...

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The Economy of You

The Economy of You

In previous decades, many employees held lifetime jobs that provided benefits and pensions. In the modern era, many people – including, most conspicuously, many millennials – can’t find work. Those who have jobs worry that they might lose them...

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Workers and the Online Gig Economy

Workers and the Online Gig Economy

What effect will the continued expansion of a digital, on-demand “gig” economy have upon employment and government regulation? In this succinct, well-researched article, Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach, Jane Dokko and Megan Mumford of The Hamilton...

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The Gig Economy

The Gig Economy

Full-time employment, once the quintessence of security and stability, is increasingly rare. Employers create fewer full-time positions and outsource existing work. For growing numbers of job seekers, working independently is a safer bet. Living...

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Is the Gig Economy Working?

Is the Gig Economy Working?

The gig economy, which companies like TaskRabbit and Airbnb represent, has helped millions of Americans earn extra money. But as more and more people rely on “gigging” as their only source of income, society will need to address the question of...

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