Renewable Matter # 23-24 / September-October

The Future of Employment? It’s Very Similar to its Past

by Ilaria N. Brambilla

Focus Jobs

Sharing economy and gig economy are two new forms that the global economy has taken on. They are characterised by temporary or “on-call” employment contracts, often taking place through online platforms. However, what is their actual impact on employment?


Flexibility is the future of employment. Collaborative consumption will save the world. The internet is a democratic revolution. These are some of the enthusiastic statements that have marked our economy over the last ten years, an economy scarred by the global economic crisis and the expansion and multiplication of the web as a platform for supply and demand. Since...

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