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California Prop 22: Major Blow to Gig Workers and Entire Working Class

Yesterday, in a major blow to gig workers, California passed Prop 22. The measure allows companies like Lyft and Uber to continue classifying their employees as contractors, denying millions of gig workers rights to health insurance and a livable wage. We must demand full employment rights to all workers, and resist the “Uberization” of the economy.

Otto Fors

November 4, 2020

New Technologies, TikTok, Competition, and “Free” and Human Labor: An Interview with Economist Paula Bach

Economist Paula Bach, in an interview, addresses the future of work, new technologies and their relationship to the capitalist crisis, and how capitalism’s search for profit keeps new technologies from fulfilling their promise of vastly improving the lives of the great majority of people.

Paula Bach

September 19, 2020

On Neuralink: Elon Musk, Neurodevices, and Their Implications

In typical Elon Musk fashion, the tech entrepreneur recently unveiled Neuralink, a neurodevice, that according to Musk, could go as far as merging human consciousness with artificial intelligence. Neuroscientist Steven Rose shares his assessment on Musk's device.

Steven Rose

September 17, 2020