Social insurance, Economics, Social security, Social safety net, Welfare state, Poverty

Prop 22 Wins in Massive Handout To Unsustainable Transportation

On Nov 5, 2020
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California's Prop 22 isn't just an assault on key worker protections for e-taxi drivers. It also amounts to a massive taxpayer handout to the single least sustainable transportation mode on our roads today — and its poised to be replicated in your state. https://t.co/rmSU0fDlwv
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The controversial California bill is poised to be replicated across the nation — unless we stop it.

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On Nov 5, 2020
@StreetsblogUSA shared
California's Prop 22 isn't just an assault on key worker protections for e-taxi drivers. It also amounts to a massive taxpayer handout to the single least sustainable transportation mode on our roads today — and its poised to be replicated in your state. https://t.co/rmSU0fDlwv
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Prop 22 Wins in Massive Handout To Unsustainable Transportation

Prop 22 Wins in Massive Handout To Unsustainable Transportation

The controversial California bill is poised to be replicated across the nation — unless we stop it.

San Francisco DA Chesa Boudin sues DoorDash for ‘illegal misclassification’ of workers as independent contractors

San Francisco DA Chesa Boudin sues DoorDash for ‘illegal misclassification’ of workers as independent contractors

San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin today filed an unfair business practices action against food delivery service outfit DoorDash — which has

Coronavirus exposes gig workforce left behind

Coronavirus exposes gig workforce left behind

For years, I’ve been telling anyone who would listen that our system was increasingly leaving millions of workers behind. But, it took the prospect that millions of Lyft drivers, hair ...

Prop 22 May Hurt Drivers, But Uber Wants it to Pass

Prop 22 May Hurt Drivers, But Uber Wants it to Pass

There is another vital vote taking place on Nov. 3 in California that could decide whether the gig economy can continue in the same format to which we’re all addicted.

Issue 12: White Supremacy in Silicon Valley

Issue 12: White Supremacy in Silicon Valley

In this issue, Becca Lewis describes how far-right radicalization is present in tech companies and how it dominates the industry.

'Time to click reset': coronavirus offers chance to end Australia's welfare wars

'Time to click reset': coronavirus offers chance to end Australia's welfare wars

The doubling of jobseeker was the biggest change to social security in decades. Now experts want the government to push aside ideology and establish a permanent equitable safety net

Want to build tech for good? Understand people’s needs first

Want to build tech for good? Understand people’s needs first

Tech’s fast-moving, top-down approach often exacerbates social divisions. By building an understanding of communities’ needs, before developing tools to help them, tech can truly become a ...

'A totally different ballgame': Inside Uber and Lyft's fight over gig worker status

'A totally different ballgame': Inside Uber and Lyft's fight over gig worker status

Labor activists are targeted in a social media campaign as gig economy companies spend millions to prevent workers from becoming employees.

HEDGE

HEDGE

Hedge, a book about inventing a Greater Safety Net for the Entrepreneurial Age

It’s 2043. We Need a New American Dream for the A.I. Revolution.

It’s 2043. We Need a New American Dream for the A.I. Revolution.

The benefits of automation should be broadly distributed through an expanded social safety net.

Rebooting the Welfare State

Rebooting the Welfare State

As a recent Institute for Government report pointed out, by 2017 more than a third of all UK public spending was spent on procuring goods, works and services from external suppliers – a ...

Investing in Early Childhood to Break the Poverty Cycle: the Case of Mauritania

Investing in Early Childhood to Break the Poverty Cycle: the Case of Mauritania

100,00 low-income families with young children will benefit from conditional cash transfers and health and nutrition services.

Putting People Over Paperwork

Putting People Over Paperwork

Highlights and video from our 8th annual National Day of Civic Hacking

How I Got to Yes on Prop 22

How I Got to Yes on Prop 22

Uber flooded the ride sharing business with cash only to pull the rug out from drivers. But voting against the California ballot initiative won't undo that damage.

5 ways Denmark is preparing for the future of work

5 ways Denmark is preparing for the future of work

The welfare state is taking steps to maintain a healthy labour market and strong social dialogue in the face of disruptive technological change.