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Worker of the worlds, unite! Using incentive design for scaling trust in vertical unions

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Currently, union membership is declining all across the OECD and in most other regions in the world while anti-union sentiment and legislation have become commonplace giving workers few, if any, means to collectively bargain with increasingly large and diffuse firms. At the same time, zero hour contract models and the platformization of labor have fragmented and deconstructed many of the labor protections that unions have made possible which has, in turn, destabilised the conditions for social solidarity that once made collective bargaining effective.

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Article, Volume #56

Everyone an Entrepreneur

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Can these two notions, precarity and entrepreneurialism, apparently distant, coexist? In his book Entreprecariat, Silvio Lorusso aptly addresses the uncanny coincidence of precarity and entrepreneurialism as “two sides of the same perverse coin”. Such discordance is precisely what qualifies the subject that he calls entreprecarious.

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Labor Pains

Labor Pains #2: Burnout

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Our next issue #56 Playbor will be released soon. In the meantime, we publish a series of texts exploring the data produced by international surveys on people’s work related feelings. This article focuses on burnout.

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Labor Pains

Labor Pains #1: Happiness

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In the build up to our next issue, #56 Playbor, we’ll publish a series of texts exploring the data produced by international surveys on people’s work related feelings: happiness, boredom, burn-out, and more. This week it’s happiness’s turn.

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Labor Pains

Labor Pains

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In the build up to our next issue, #56 Playbor, we’ll publish a series of texts exploring not only the data produced by these international surveys, but too the conditions and criteria that defined their questions in the first instance. The task is to explore and deconstruct the terminology, methodologies, and perimeters of these polls and surveys whose goal it is to quantify the qualitative, to measure the ephemeral.

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Kashef Chowdhury: a climate balancing act

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In the Western imagination, Bangladesh is more likely to conjure up images of human and environmental disasters than of quality tropical architecture. Two years ago, the Rohingya exodus was just another in a long list of catastrophes that had punctuated the history of a country with a population greater than that of Russia and a land area barely larger than that of Greece.

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