peak jobs

A Farewell To Jobs

Few subjects elicit more skepticism than the so-called "sharing economy." Kevin Roose argues: "The Sharing Economy Isn’t About Trust, It’s About Desperation." Catherine Rampell warns: "there’s a

Why Is It Bad For Tech To Eat Jobs?

Most jobs suck. Yours probably doesn't–after all, you're a member of the highly educated, cutting-edge TechCrunch demographic–but most jobs, almost by definition, are done by people coerced by the

When Old-Economy Jobs Become New-Economy Gigs

I love the sharing economy because it's efficient. Got some spare time? Become a TaskRabbit! Spare space? AirBNB it! A car and nowhere to go? Drive for Uber or Lyft! The taxi industry is a regulatory-

Welcome To Extremistan! Please Check Your Career At The Door.

Will robots and software eat all the jobs? No. Will robots and software eat <i>your</i> job? Yes, probably. Eventually. Rejoice! ...for your grandchildren. You and your kids are likely to have a prett

After Technology Destroys Capitalism

In honor of <a target="_blank" href="https://medium.com/message/4ddceeae25ad">May Day</a>, let's think big for a moment. No, no, no. Bigger than that. Consider all the furious attention paid to eco

Hey! You! Get Off Of Our Bandwagon

<b>The Book of Berners-Lee</b> And lo, it did come to pass, as prophesied by the geeks of yore, that in the twenty-fifth year of the Web, the world entire, from Kathmandu to Timbuktu to Zanzibar to

VCs On Inequality, Unemployment, And Our Uncertain Future

The Great Bifurcation is underway. The American economy is polarizing between the minority rich and the majority poor; technology is a major cause of this; and the rest of the world will soon follow,

It’s A Wonderful Life, For A Few Of Us

So where were we? Oh yes: <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2013/06/18/no-sympathy-for-the-devil/">everybody</a> <a target="_blank" href="http://pando.com/2013/12/20/breaking-protesters-attack-goog

Meet The New Serfs, Same As The Old Serfs

Once upon a time there were things called <em>jobs</em>, and they were well understood. People went to work for companies, in offices or in factories. There were exceptions -- artists, aristocrats, en

Jobs, Robots, Capitalism, Inequality, And You

<a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2013/01/26/america-has-hit-peak-jobs/">Maybe</a> <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2013/02/16/this-time-is-different/">I'm</a> <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.

The Future Of Work: Amazon vs. Zappos

Twenty years ago <a target="_blank" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Hsieh">Tony Hsieh</a> was part of the three-man Harvard team that won the hyper-prestigious ACM Programmming Contest. Five y

After Your Job Is Gone

Do you have a job? Do you like having a job? Then I have some bad news for you. <i>The Guardian</i> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2013/may/19/driverless-cars-pilotless-

Get Ready To Lose Your Job

"Technological revolutions happen in two main phases: the installation phase and the deployment phase," <a target="_blank" href="http://cdixon.org/2013/02/10/the-computing-deployment-phase/">observes<

America Has Hit “Peak Jobs”

"The middle class is being hollowed out," <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2013/01/12/10-reasons-why-2013-will-be-the-year-you-quit-your-job/">says</a> James Altucher. "Economists are shifting the