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Capitalists and Socialists of the World, Unite!

“Although it can be politically expedient to draw a thick line between capitalist decentralization and socialist central planning, the truth is that these two systems have converged on many occasions. Moreover, each was conceived for the same purpose, and elements of both could be realized in today’s digital economy.”

Riding for Deliveroo: Resistance in the New Economy

“In Riding for Deliveroo, Resistance in the New Economy, Callum Cant offers a new study of the labour processes and resistance dynamics of Deliveroo couriers in Brighton, drawing on his work as a Deliveroo rider for eight months, helping to organise strikes and taking part in unionising efforts. Elisa Pannini recommends this enjoyable and accessible book to anyone interested in understanding the mechanisms behind the platform economy and the issues related to organising platform workers.”

Companies Must Defend Digital Rights in the COVID-19 Era

“Tech companies have a role to play in ensuring that people receive accurate information, especially during the current “infodemic.” And widespread contact tracing may help countries to reopen their economies more safely. But controlling content and handing user data over to governments is a slippery slope to censorship and surveillance.”

Book Review: Hustle and Gig: Struggling and Surviving in the Sharing Economy

In Hustle and Gig: Struggling and Surviving in the Sharing Economy, Alexandrea Ravenelle offers a new ethnographic study that examines working life for people in the gig economy that was so lauded as a way out of unemployment after the 2008 financial crisis, focusing on Uber, TaskRabbit, Kitchensurfing and AirBnB.

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