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Extremely Hardcore

Twitter’s staff spent years trying to protect the platform against impulsive ranting billionaires — then one made himself the CEO. In April 2022, Elon Musk acquired a 9.2 percent stake in Twitter, making him the […]

The $2 Per Hour Workers Who Made ChatGPT Safer

OpenAI Used Kenyan Workers on Less Than $2 Per Hour to Make ChatGPT Less Toxic. ChatGPT was hailed as one of 2022’s most impressive technological innovations upon its release last November. The powerful artificial intelligence […]

Office Shock

COVID-19, with all its tragic consequences, also created an opportunity to ask this basic question: why do we work in offices at all? In their book, Office Shock: Creating Better Futures for Working and Living, […]

A Return to the Office (RTO) Wave?

Dozens of tech companies are starting to have their staff return to the office. Are we seeing the start of a trend? Make no mistake, plenty of companies are staying remote-first. I’m especially seeing startups […]

Why Some Tech CEOs are Rooting for Musk

After a long weekend away, today let’s talk about the largely positive reception that Elon Musk’s radical remaking of Twitter is getting from tech CEOs. If you’re an executive who has grown increasingly frustrated by […]

Who Will Opt to Work at Twitter?

Why is Elon Musk creating what seems to be the most toxic working environment among major tech companies in 2022? For the fourth week in the row, Musk keeps turning up the heat and finding […]

Inside the Twitter meltdown

A truly chaotic 24 hours at the company, and the mounting fears over what it means for the service that still serves as the heartbeat of the global news cycle. Just after lunchtime on the […]

Lessons from the Deep History of Work

What hunter-gatherers can teach us about the frustrations of modern work. Knowledge workers were already exhausted by their jobs before the pandemic arrived: too much e-mail, too many meetings, too much to do—all being relentlessly […]

Algorithms and the Future of Work

To achieve the benefits that algorithm-enabled systems and devices promise in the future of work, we must study how to effectively manage their risks. In the future of work, algorithms will provide many beneficial applications […]

Technology for Whom? Owning Our Platforms

Platform cooperatives are a strategy of political and organizational might, uniting workers in a concrete way to own the conditions of their work and to redirect technology to the benefit of average workers, not global […]

American Workers Need Lots and Lots of Robots

In order to make reshoring happen, though, we will need automation, automation, and more automation. Frankly, every time I’ve read about this “rise of the robots” fear, I’ve felt the urge to tear my hair […]

The Efficiency Movement

There’s a fundamental tension between resilience and efficiency, between the scientific manager and the craftsperson. The period from about 1890 to 1920 was a time of great optimism and change in the US. Huge leaps […]

Work From Office

Remote work generates heat because it matters … a lot. Since the onset of the pandemic, the dispersion of work has morphed from an experiment on the fringes of the economy to the mainstream. Work […]

Tyler Cowen on Talent

EconTalk host Russ Roberts chats with economist and blogger Tyler Cowen about his new book, “Talent”. How do you hone your craft on an everyday basis? It could be writing, meeting with experts, even listening […]

The ‘Shamanification’ of the Tech CEO

From fruit-only diets to dopamine fasting, Silicon Valley founders flaunt self-deprivation like a misguided pursuit of wellness. But there’s more to it. “There’s a sort of cultural archetype against which leaders are both evaluating themselves […]

The Digital Nomad Visas Luring Workers Overseas

In a bid to attract new talent to the region, in March 2021, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) unveiled a one-year residency permit for remote workers. The visa lets foreign professionals like Julien Tremblay, a […]

Introducing the Algorithmic Boss

All managerial functions are now entrusted to algorithm-powered tools, creating high expectations and new risks, and no economic sector is immune to the adoption of such systems. How can this AI-driven management be regulated? Facial […]

Worker-Owned Apps Are Redefining the Sharing Economy

As Uber and its ilk face high prices, increased regulation, and labor shortages, a new cooperative model is thriving. “Platform co-ops offer a more democratic and equitable alternative to traditional companies, and they have the […]