Written By: - Date published: 7:11 am, November 7th, 2016 - 21 comments
Good coverage for Labour’s conference, Little’s speech, and the “substantial investigation into the Future of Work”.
Written By: - Date published: 8:59 am, November 6th, 2016 - 17 comments
The Future of Work Commission report has now been released. It contains 63 recommendations including the tentative implementation of a universal basic income and a that voluntary work for approved organisations allow beneficiaries to continue to receive a benefit.
Written By: - Date published: 2:02 pm, November 5th, 2016 - 52 comments
Text of a speech from Grant Robertson to the 2016 Labour Party Conference concerning the results from the Future of Work Commission.
Written By: - Date published: 1:22 pm, August 26th, 2016 - 10 comments
Robertson: “What is the economic paradigm that will meet the challenge of world of less secure work, more automation?”
Written By: - Date published: 10:28 am, June 3rd, 2016 - 51 comments
Practical trials of an Unconditional Basic Income (UBI) are taking place or are under consideration across Europe. Given the increasing automation of work it’s difficult to see a practical alternative to a UBI in the medium to long term.
Written By: - Date published: 7:32 am, March 26th, 2016 - 167 comments
National’s only idea this term has just been shot down by the public. Meanwhile Labour has been thinking about the future and the issues that confront NZ.
Written By: - Date published: 3:05 pm, March 23rd, 2016 - 69 comments
Labour’s Future of Work Conference is under way. There is a page with information and live stream here.
Looking to the future – planning to adapt and protect people – this is work a government should be doing. In this case, a government in waiting…
Written By: - Date published: 12:43 pm, March 14th, 2016 - 361 comments
As with capital gains tax, the political left is kicking off a very important discussion for NZ.
Written By: - Date published: 7:02 am, January 18th, 2016 - 60 comments
It’s a good thing that one of the major parties is thinking seriously about the future…
Written By: - Date published: 7:36 am, August 1st, 2015 - 56 comments
So the news on Labour’s first paper from its “Future of Work” Commission revolves around “ex-Labour member” Phil Quin noticing some missing quote marks and National making gleeful diversions from it. But of course what is actually important is the content.
Written By: - Date published: 7:17 am, August 1st, 2015 - 78 comments
A relevant and real “Future of Work Commission” needs to be centred on building creativity, increasing collectivity, dealing with climate change and achieving fossil fuel transition.