Is email the cockroach of the internet?

Organizing Theory

Is email the cockroach of the internet? If so, I’m infested. Nevertheless, email newsletters are still effective at reaching readers. 

Original Content

New post from Douglas Williams this week, explaining the backstory of the Harris v. Quinn decision, and some thoughts about what it might all mean.

Sharing, Solidarity & Sustainability

Still wondering if a guaranteed basic income makes economic sense? One recent study from Mexico showed that if the government sent people cash instead of food—they mostly spent it on food. But the money went farther.

Ride-sharing in your personal car is one thing (in fact, it’s this thing)—but trying to “share” a parking space that is, in fact, owned by the public is not okay.

Geeking Out

Driving across Canada this summer? These artists hope you will pick up their hitchhiking robot, if you happen to run across it.

And speaking of artists—this woman has transformed herself into a corporation, so that she can retain & profit from sole control of her own data.

What’s Going on in the Workforce?

Anchorpeople beware. The android newscaster has been launched in Japan.

This heat map shows the percentage of low-wage workers that would benefit from a minimum wage increase, by congressional district.

Have you thought about transitioning your business (or the business that employs workers you represent) to a worker-owned co-op? Here’s a good step by step walk through of the process. Relatedly, Hilary Abell has a new paper out about moving worker coops to scale.

Last week, the Freelancer’s Union launched a national benefits platform to provide health care, dental, life insurance and more for freelancers in the US.

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