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Rejection and acceptance

The thing about academic life – especially casual/un(der)-employed academic life – is that you are constantly putting yourself, and your work, out for judgement and scrutiny. 256 more words

Taskers: The Precariat in the On-Demand Economy (Part One)

Revolutionary changes are taking place in the global labor process, creating new labor relations while expanding the ranks of the precariat. Informed observers predict that within the next decade, one in every three labor transactions will be done online as part of the “on-demand,” “sharing,” “gig,” or “crowd labor” economy. 1,402 more words


Understanding precarious work

In a new review article posted to the JCA website, Tom Brass looks at approaches to precarious work. In both developed and underdeveloped economies, neo-liberal economic growth has become increasingly dependent on insecure, temporary and low-paid forms of employment. 28 more words

The precariat and the basic income [Part 2]

In my previous post on Guy Standing’s recent talk on the precariat at Goldsmith’s College, I rehearsed his argument about the economic and political changes that created the precariat, the characteristics of precarious life, and the composition of the precariat. 1,175 more words

Emerging Issues

The precariat and the basic income [Part 1]

Guy Standing has more than anyone else been responsible, as an academic and an activist, for pushing the concept of the precariat into political discourse, through his books – … 1,423 more words


The Rise of the Precariat

Anonymous student post

Nowadays in the era of globalization companies are under more and more pressure to be as nimble and flexible as possible in order to be able to outmaneuver the competition. 434 more words

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