Securing Livelihoods: Technology, Inequality, and the Future of Work and Employment
Management Seminar by Chris Benner (UC Santa Cruz) - N1 - 126
June 2018, Monday 4 (2:00 pm - 3:30 pm)
The U.S. is experiencing unprecedented economic, social and ideological stratification linked in part to rapid technological change, economic restructuring, and the growth of "narrowcast" media. All of this contributes to a fragmentation of the very knowledge base of society. We can learn how to address growing inequality and insecurity from certain metropolitan regions that have overcome fragmentation by building diverse knowledge communities and embracing a common regional destiny. Recognizing the importance of collectively produced information and knowledge serves as a basis for rethinking the future of work and employment. This can help us develop a range of new income strategies and policies—including perhaps a universal technology dividend—to address the high levels of inequality and insecurity we currently face.