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Post-Work: The Radical Idea Of A World Without Jobs
Economic Justice, What alternatives?

Post-Work: The Radical Idea Of A World Without Jobs

In this article republished from the Green European Journal, from their issue on employment transformation ‘Work on the Horizon’, Andy Beckett explores the radical notion of a world without jobs. [...]

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by , 7 months ago


Economic Justice, Social Justice, What alternatives?

A Universal Job Guarantee: An End To The Neoliberal Employment Landscape?

At any given moment there are an extraordinary number of people looking to participate and contribute to our society in ways that the private job market ignores or excludes. In this article, Senior Campaigner for Economic Fairness at GetUp Edward Miller explores the merits of a Universal Job Guarantee for confronting the perils of the neoliberal employment landscape. [...]

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by Edward Miller , 9 months ago

A Universal Job Guarantee: An End To The Neoliberal Employment Landscape?

Ecological Sustainability, Economic Justice, Social Justice, Uncategorised, What alternatives?

The Environmental Impacts Of UBI And A Shorter Working Week

Continuing our series on UBI: In this essay, republished from the Green Institute’s ‘Can Less Work Be More Fair?’ discussion paper on Universal Basic Income and a shorter working week, Professor Greg Marston argues that a UBI and shorter working week could play an important role in creating the conditions for a sustainable and equitable ‘good life’. [...]

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by , 10 months ago


Economic Justice, Social Justice, What alternatives?

Basic Income Makes Basic Sense for Remote Indigenous Australia

In this essay, republished from the Green Institute’s ‘Can Less Work Be More Fair?’ discussion paper on Universal Basic Income and a shorter working week, Professor Jon Altman argues that a new Basic Income scheme has the potential to deliver remote living Indigenous people forms of alternative economy.   The employment situation in remote Indigenous Australia is a disaster. Even... Read More

by Jon Altman , 10 months ago


Ecological Sustainability, Economic Justice, Green Ideas in Action, Participatory Democracy, Social Justice, What alternatives?

The Commons: What, Why And How?

The commons is one of the key ideas that we can make use of in our efforts at developing a postcapitalist politics.  In his keynote address at the Green Institute’s Conference, Everything is Connected, in October 2017, Dr Stephen Healy, discusses the what, why and how of commoning. [...]

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by , 11 months ago


Culture, Info & Tech, Featured, What alternatives?

How Do You Solve A Problem Like Analytica?

The extraordinary revelations from the Observer/Channel 4 investigation into the practices of the digital marketing firm Cambridge Analytica have, like many a great internet controversy, produced great outrage but few answers or ways forward. People are rightly horrified at the prospect of such comprehensive personal information being used to manipulate them by the million, but also daunted by the task... Read More

by David Paris , 1 year ago

Green Agenda - Cambridge Analytica

Featured, Green Ideas in Action, Uncategorised, What alternatives?

Towards a four-day work week

We started the company, two of us in a room, working five eight-hour days, and late if we had to: the same hours we were used to at the advertising agency we’d just left, scrounging for work, taking what we could get. Little by little we got better at what we did, and after two or three years we’d improved... Read More

by , 2 years ago


Culture, Info & Tech, Economic Justice, Featured, What alternatives?, Why are we here?

The Robots Aren’t Coming. 
They’re Already Here.

Developments in automation and data exchange are launching us into what some are calling the fourth industrial revolution. From retail to transport, farming, medicine and of course manufacturing, there are few areas of employment and the economy that will remain unaffected. [...]

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by Mark Riboldi , 2 years ago


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Response by Tom Rigby to “The Future of Work”

Ramos’ critique of neoliberalism centres on the nature of capitalism as a system in which value is created for the few at the expense of the many. Ramos uses the metaphor of musical chairs to demonstrate the effects of neoliberalism on employment, with each step of innovation and disruption decreasing rather than increasing employment opportunities. But why must this be... Read More

by , 2 years ago


Economic Justice, Featured, What alternatives?

The Future Of Work

The article was originally published in Stir Magazine. Thank you to Jose Ramos for giving us permission to republish. Many of us grew up with the game of musical chairs. The music starts and we go round and round. Some dance around with abandon, while others hover over each chair as they pass expecting the music to stop (that was... Read More

by José Ramos , 2 years ago