“The human-resources office is more focused on silencing mistreated employees…than actually standing up to protect them.”

What’s Going on in the Workforce

Barclay’s Bank believes that autonomous cars will mean up to a 40% decline in auto sales, as well as lower operating costs overall.

“The human-resources office is more focused on silencing mistreated employees…than actually standing up to protect them.” Amazon has internal problems. Shocker. (Seriously, though. Is the job of the HR department to stand up for employees anywhere?)

Geeking Out

In Japan, I can hire a man to watch me cry at work. Here in the US, I just force men to watch me cry when the patriarchy pisses me off. For free, because, gender wage gap.

From Partners

The Ford Foundation is looking for technologists to hire. Here’s why.

Sharing, Solidarity & Sustainability

A new report on worker cooperatives shows these businesses have been successful and resilient.

Are you part of the movement to make a more sound economy? Fill out this survey, these folks are trying to map the “Next Economy” ecosystem. (Side note—I wonder if all the cartographers of the New Economy ever map each other? Alternate title for this week’s newsletter: “Who maps the mappers?”*)

A good overview of the legal debate that exists around the “sharing” economy, from global incubator 1776’s blog.

*free HtU sticker to any reader who gets this reference

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