“There’s no economic law that says it (automation) will use that wealth well, and that is worth worrying about.”

What’s Going on in the Workforce

“There’s no economic law that says it (automation) will use that wealth well, and that is worth worrying about.” Here’s economist David Autor talking about why the introduction of ATMs lead to an increase in the hiring of bank tellers, over the past twenty years, and did not destroy teller jobs. (I am afraid that part of what it did was lead to the need for bank tellers to have sales quotas to sell us stuff we don’t really need, but he doesn’t seem to mention that.)

Jesse Jackson wants Uber to release diversity data on its workforce.

A Swiss agency has determined that at least one Uber driver deserves employee status, rather than being an independent contractor.

Is it really true that kids born in 2017 will never drive a car (b/c, self-driving)? This article disputes that on technical bases—I’m wondering if the expert has ever tried to pass legislation?

Geeking Out

Fascinating look at what working class millennials in rural America think about workforce policy, and what the new Congress should adopt.

I want to go to Seoul just to interact with this airport robot.

Reputation, reputation, reputation

Get you a city that can do both.

Want to see what tags Facebook is appending to your photos? Use this.

Sharing, Solidarity & Sustainability

It’s not just the Finns that will be experimenting with basic income—the Dutch city of Utrecht will also be running a pilot with that concept this year.

People, your cities are getting smarter. Have you noticed?

How Uber is creating a private method of public transit.

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