Category: Labor

The Modern Workspace is a Mirror of Our Changing Conception of Capitalism

It’s not often that I come across great workspace insights in a conservative political journal, but that’s exactly what happened when I read Scott Beauchamp’s outstanding analysis […]

Recent Read: “Automation and the future of the African American workforce”

McKinsey takes a sobering look at how the next wave of automation will impact the African American workforce and the outlook is grim without some […]

Is the American Middle Class Dead?

The term “middle class” is one heard and used all of the time, but rarely do we stop to question how that term is defined […]

Like It Or Not, We (Almost) All Make Minimum Wage

I recently spent a few days with my best friend who happens to be a very successful surgeon. At dinner one night we got to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]