“When money becomes an idol, it controls man’s choices.”

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week 11 2015
Sharing, Solidarity & Sustainability
“When money becomes an idol, it controls man’s choices.” So said the Pope, in a speech endorsing worker-owned co-operatives. And no, I never thought this newsletter would quote the pope either. My mom will be excited, though.
Five things businesses in the sharing economy should do to regain users’ trust, according to Saul of Hearts.
Organizing Theory
An Argentine political party got VC funding to build an app to better engage voters. See how they’re marrying political activism with online technology.
What’s Going on in the Workforce?
ICYMI—two separate judges ruled against Uber & Lyft last week, about whether or not drivers are really independent contractors—or if they are employees of the companies.
Saul Kaplan, on why the minimum wage should go up if we want to promote corporate innovation.
Do we call what dairymen do “harvesting” milk? I guess we do. Even if they’re dairyrobots. Of course, dairyrobots also harvest data. About cows.
Is treating low-wage workers better about to become an approved business strategy?
“Most of what we call tech is really a vehicle for more effective advertising rather than a proper technological advance.” On how women and non-technical men end up getting paid less in tech companies.

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