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Labour and the 21st Century Economy – a 12 point plan for building a better capitalism.

When I was 11 years old my grandmother gave me a book token for Christmas and I spent it on two paperback biographies. One was about the racing driver, Graham Hill. The other was about Harold Wilson, Labour’s recently elected Prime Minister. To many Labour … Continue readingLabour and the 21st Century Economy – a 12 point plan for building a better capitalism.

What does respect for employees mean in the age of the algorithm?

‘There’s an algorithm here, tracking a human worker. Do you not see this as a problem?’ Darren Jones, MP, chair of the Employment Select Committee in the UK’s House of Commons, was cross-examining Amazon’s European Head of Public Policy. The latter had initially suggested that … Continue readingWhat does respect for employees mean in the age of the algorithm?

What does respect for employees mean in the age of the algorithm?

‘There’s an algorithm here, tracking a human worker. Do you not see this as a problem?’ Darren Jones, MP, chair of the Employment Select Committee in the UK’s House of Commons, was cross-examining Amazon’s European Head of Public Policy. The latter had initially suggested that … Continue readingWhat does respect for employees mean in the age of the algorithm?

Harvest Economics – sentimental throwback or idea whose time has come?

Recently, Kate Raworth the creator of Doughnut Economics, asked her twitter followers how she might better describe the flaws in prevailing orthodoxy about economic growth. In reply, I suggested that she might use the imagery of the harvest to better explain economics. Several readers got … Continue readingHarvest Economics – sentimental throwback or idea whose time has come?