Fuente: Technology eats the truth
Silicon Valley has, paradoxically, become one of the most vocal proponents of universal basic income (UBI). Venture capitalist Marc Andreessen, web guru Tim O’Reilly and a cadre of other Silicon Valley denizens have expressed support for the “social vaccine of the 21st century”, and influential incubator Y Combinator announced on 31 May that it will be conducting its own basic income experiment with a pilot study of 100 families in Oakland, California – a short hop over the San Francisco bay.
When Andy Stern wanted someone to transcribe an interview he had recorded for a book, he posted the job details on upwork.com. He was pleased to receive almost instant replies from US freelancers as well as those from as far away as the Philippines and Sri Lanka. But whereas US freelancers pitched between $12.50 to $25 an hour, those elsewhere offered $3 to $7.50.
March 11, 2015 12:01 am
The transformation of the workforce is rapidly expanding beyond London as the UK embraces the digital economy, with about 1.8m people — 6 per cent of workers — now employed in a type of job that did not even exist in 1990.
In central London 10 per cent of workers are employed in jobs that did not exist in 1990 but regional cities are rapidly embracing new careers, according to PwC’s 2015 economic outlook. Official classifications have added 1,500 job titles since then.
Carl Benedikt Frey, of Oxford university, and John Hawksworth, of consultants PwC, found that the proportion of workers in these new jobs in 2004 was a good predictor of relative rates of regional jobs growth during the following 10 years to 2014.
Based on similar projects, employment in central London should rise by about 25 per cent during the next decade, if there is sufficient investment in commuter transport links and affordable housing. That is down from 35 per cent in the past decade.
The biggest jump should be in suburban London, with employment growing 9 per cent in the next decade, compared with 2.6 per cent in the last.