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5 items in ECONOMICS

I haven’t watched this yet, but it has been a highly rated panel discussion on the future of work with some big hitters from the field of economics, digitisation and labour market theory. 50 minutes, give it a blast, let me know what you think
Issue #297 published 19 Jun 2022
So for the 60(count ‘em!) brainfooders who are in Greece, this piece of research by Sanne Goslinga must read for you. It is also super interesting to everybody though, especially to get a feeling for salary levels outside of home country. How does this compare and what is the downstream impact for immigration, emigration and remote distributed workforce? Fascinating brainfood.
Issue #270 published 12 Dec 2021
Visual storytelling on the inequities of the gig economy. Hammering the inevitable though isn’t the way - collective organisation and community ownership of the means of production, distribution and consumption, might be. 
Issue #36 published 23 Apr 2020
“A.I. Researchers Are Making More than $1 Million at a Nonprofit” declares the NYT. Observations on salary inflation for AI skills by Peter Yuen. NB: It’s a race to ultimately automate the function out of existence. 
Issue #81 published 23 Apr 2020
The “agglomeration effect” is a well known economic phenomenon which leads to clustering of businesses, jobs and workers, typically in expanding urban spaces. It’s one of the hidden stories of our era. This accessible post by Elad Gil, explains the phenomenon from a startup perspective - and relevant to us when we think about where exactly to put a team. Have a read here
Issue #144 published 23 Apr 2020