About 7 years ago

04/27/2016 - Food For Thought: The Driverless Truck is Coming, and It’s Going to Automate Millions of Jobs

The Driverless Truck is Coming, and It’s Going to Automate Millions of Jobs – Tech Crunch

Tech Crunch looks at how self-driving trucks could completely overhaul the American economy as we know it, impacting virtually every business there is in some way.


Google, Ford, and Uber Just Created a Giant Lobbying Group for Self-Driving Cars – The Verge

Google, Ford, Volvo, Lyft and Uber have formed a lobbying group to pressure politicians to pave the way for the era of the self-driving car, which they argue will result in less congestion and fewer accidents.


The Quiet War on Corporate Accountability – The New York Times

The New York Times opinion page laments that even as the nation is gripped by the populist politics of the presidential primaries, special interests continue to shape the rules of the economy in the shadows – offering up as an example a recent proposal that could make it easier for corporations to withhold important financial information from shareholders.


Uber, Airbnb, and Other Labor Dilemmas – The American Prospect 

As unions struggle to reinvent themselves in an effort to remain relevant in the on-demand economy, their current approach is best defined as “throw everything against the wall and see what sticks.” As the SEIU-UNITE HERE fracas over organizing Airbnb cleaners demonstrated, it will be a chaotic period.