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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 , 8 months ago


Economic Justice, How we'll make change

Why Progressives Should Prioritise UBI Over A Job Guarantee

In 2018 there seems to be no hotter topic amongst progressives: should we have a Universal Basic Income (UBI) or a Job Guarantee? The answer is quite simple: both, obviously. There is nothing inherent in one that excludes the other and a world in which people unconditionally have their needs met alongside a clear path through which they can contribute... Read More

by Josh McGee , 9 months ago

Why Progressives Should Prioritise UBI Over A Job Guarantee

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 , 11 months ago


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 Michael Honey , 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 , 2 years ago


What alternatives?

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 Tom Rigby , 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 , 2 years ago


Featured, What alternatives?, Why are we here?

An Automated World? An interview with Jim Stanford

Green Agenda contributor Mark Riboldi recently sat down with Jim Stanford to talk about automation and what it means for the future of work. Jim is an economist and the Director of the Centre for Future Work. He recently moved to Australia from Canada where he served for over 20 years as Economist and Director of Policy with Unifor, Canada’s largest private-sector... Read More

by Jim Stanford , 2 years ago


Featured, Why are we here?

Goin’ where the weather suits my clothes

On the 9th December, 2016, the Green Institute published the paper Can Less Work be More Fair: a discussion paper on Universal Basic Income and Shorter Working Week. As part of this release Green Agenda will be republishing a number of essay from the paper. The third paper we are publishing is from Louise Tarrant, “Goin’ where the weather suits my clothes“.... Read More

by , 3 years ago


Featured, What alternatives?

Not Just a Basic Income

On the 9th December, 2016, the Green Institute published the paper Can Less Work be More Fair: a discussion paper on Universal Basic Income and Shorter Working Week. As part of this release Green Agenda will be republishing a number of essay from the paper. The second paper we are publishing is from Ben Spies-Butcher, “Not Just a Basic Income“. One... Read More

by Ben Spies-Butcher , 3 years ago