Category: Labor

Recent read: “Almost all the US jobs created since 2005 are temporary”

Fascinating short post on Quartz by Dan Kopf on the changing source of jobs. A highlight: “We find that 94% of net job growth in the past decade was in […]

Is the “Dependent Contractor” Model the Future of the Gig Economy?

Ever since the rise of Uber, there has been quite a healthy debate about the distinction between an employee and a contractor. In almost all the U.S. writing on this topic, the term contractor is used generically […]

NYT: “Thinking Outside the (Big) Box”

Interesting piece in NY Times on the attempt by MIT’s Zeynep Ton to change the  role of workers in retail and other industries. Excerpt: Ton, however, argues that workers are not […]