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Only a CNUT would hold back the waves of the sharing economy

Nigel Whitfield.

Re: Repeated Typo!

I think it's extremely relevant, because it goes to the heart of the sort of society we want to have.

Personally, I think that a world where people have some job security, and some basic idea of what they'll be earning, the right to be ill without suffering massive financial penalties, the right to paid holiday and health care. All those are, to me, fundemental to a decent society where as many people as possible can have a good life.

The increasing casualisation of labour that things like Uber, Fiverr and so on are bringing about is not something that helps build a stable society for all. The very rich love the idea of being able to hire and fire at will, and treating people as assets. But if you're one of those assets, and you actually want a stable environment in which to bring up a family, it's not so much fun.

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