Sharing, Solidarity & Sustainability
“Solidarity doesn’t happen overnight.” The great Sarah Jaffe, on the organizing that brought the LA teachers to victory.
A look at research about whether worker cooperatives can remain democratically run, as they grow larger.
Reputation, reputation, reputation
MIT researchers just slammed Amazon’s Rekognition program, stating that it does a poor job of identifying people who are not white cisgendered men. Great thing that the DoD, VA, NY and TN are poised to give them all that money, right?
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled that employers have a responsibility to protect worker data, in a key case against University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
Excellent new piece from Blueprints for Change on some principles for building networked coalitions.
“…a substantial portion of women who had the means and opportunity began to prefer their robot companions to their boyfriends or husbands.” Cathy O’Neil takes a shot at imagining a utopian world where cyborgs have taken the danger out of sex for women—by removing the threats that are created by some men.
Ever wonder what Jeff Bezos’ entire empire looks like? Check out this visualization.
The US may be moving to a Japan-like future, as our working-age population shrinks with the reduction of immigration caused by Trump. Will it cause Americans to retire even later (if at all?)
Spanish taxi drivers are fighting a pitched battle against Uber & Lyft, including working to introduce legislation that would require booking a ride share at least an hour in advance of the trip.
Waymo is betting that Michigan’s long history as a center of automotive assembly will continue in the self-driving era.
The same kind of automation that has been taking off in warehouses is being repurposed to take inventory in stores.
Mobilisation Lab will be holding a weeklong campaign accelerator in New York in April.