Peer-to-peer lending comes to worker organizations?

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This month’s new tech wants to give worker organizations the ability to facilitate peer-to-peer lending within their community of members.

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Sharing, Solidarity & Sustainability

eBay CEO Pierre Omidyar just announced that he’s donating $500,000 to a basic income experiment in Kenya.

While we’re on the topic of crowdfunding, here’s a new site set up to allow legal organizations to raise money to fund lawsuits. Perhaps a more timely crowdfunding has never happened…

Organizing Theory

Micah Sifry’s got a great analysis of why Organizing for America never activated supporters of Barack Obama’s, post-election in ways that could have helped build a real movement.

The Perils of Trumpism

By the time you read this, who even knows how many more times Andy Puzder’s confirmation hearing will have been postponed? Here’s a good look at how Puzder and Trump differ on Future of Work issues.

ProPublica takes a look at what a new hire in the DoL could mean for wages in the building trades.


What’s Going on in the Workforce

Looks like manufacturing workers at Tesla’s plant in Fremont, CA may be seeking to organize.

What changes might lawyers be seeing in the workplace, with the advent of robo-law? h/t to reader Scott Mintzer for sending me this one.

Ford’s jumping into the self-driving car space, and just sunk $1B into a new startup that is focused on it.

Perhaps the least-cried-over group to be losing their jobs to automation will be Goldman Sachs traders.

Geeking Out

This robot arm can’t kill its coworkers, but it might kill their jobs by self-replicating.

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