A False Autonomy: How Freelance and the Gig-Economy is Eating the American Dream

None at BOND Collective Gowanus

Tue, Feb 28 at 7:30 p.m.   |   90 minutes


This Olio examines the current state of employment in the US and the rise of the new economic world order. When 40% of the American work force are independent contractors and many people have steady jobs but with no benefits, it's not hard to see how the US employment landscape has changed significantly.

The last 40 years of American economic “progress” has expanded the wealth gap to its largest in a century and introduced neoliberal business practices that put a stake in the heart of the “American Dream”. This talk will look at the different economic and political forces that have wrought these changes and how American society has been transformed.

Teacher: Ward Regan
Venue: BOND Collective Gowanus
Add to Calendar Feb. 28, 20177:30 p.m. Feb. 28, 2017 America/New_York Think Olio | A False Autonomy: How Freelance and the Gig-Economy is Eating the American Dream None

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