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Neoliberalism: WTF? Neoliberal Capitalism from Ronald Reagan to the Gig Economy | Tom Nicholas

September 16, 2019 at 1:30 pm | Articles, Blog | Ruben Talley -

Hi, my name’s Tom. Welcome back to my channel and to another episode of What the Theory, my ongoing series of accessible introductions to key theories in cultural studies and the wider humanities. Today, we’re taking a look at neoliberalism. See, I’m aware that I use the term neoliberalism (or, alternatively, neoliberal capitalism) a fair

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“Neoliberalism: WTF? Neoliberal Capitalism from Ronald Reagan to the Gig Economy | Tom Nicholas”

Wealth inequality is literally killing us. The economy should work for everyone. | Alissa Quart

August 18, 2019 at 1:31 pm | Articles, Blog | Ruben Talley -

So for some of the people I interviewed in Squeezed, when they were going through economic hardship they’d get sick physically, they would be psychologically troubled, they’d have to go on anti-anxiety medications—sometimes they wouldn’t even have healthcare so that would be an added expense, and some of the subjects might experience something called “decision

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“Wealth inequality is literally killing us. The economy should work for everyone. | Alissa Quart”

The Rise of the Gig Economy and the Challenges for U.S. Workers

at 12:30 pm | Articles | Ruben Talley -

One of the biggest changes in our labor marketover the last ten years or so has been the rise of what we might callalternative work arrangements. Roughly eight percent of the workforce worked as contract workers, working on-call, working inthe gig economy back in 2005. Ten years later, that percentage has doubled. That’s an exciting

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“The Rise of the Gig Economy and the Challenges for U.S. Workers”

The gig economy is killing people

June 27, 2019 at 10:50 am | Articles | Ruben Talley -

The gig economy is killing people. An international group of delivery workershave published information that, for the first time,is starting to show the scale of the problem. They’ve collected the stories of fourteenpeople who’ve died whilst working for platformsand they’ve only started to scratch the surface of the real problem. Behind each number, there’s a

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“The gig economy is killing people”

The Gig Economy

June 7, 2019 at 8:54 am | Articles | Ruben Talley -

so I research the gig economy a good example of the cake economy is the ride-sharing platform uber which provides rides to consumers via independent drivers who own their own cars and set their own schedules so the thing that I find operationally interesting about the gig economy is exactly that drivers for uber and

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“The Gig Economy”