#1155 Leisure, Desperation or a Reorientation (The Future of Work)

Air Date: 1–2-2018

Today we take a look at a few different visions of what the future holds for our labor market and some policies we should be putting in place to set the scene for the coming evolution of work

Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: The future of work in a world of artificial intelligence - Ideas - Air Date 9-12-17

Ch. 3: Song 1:  Take a Tiny Train - Ray Catcher

Ch. 4: Act 2: Robots Causing Wealth Inequality? - @DavidPakmanShow - Air Date: 04-28-17

Ch. 5: Song 2:  Tripoli - Pecan Grove

Ch. 6: Act 3: A 15 Hour Work Week Would Save the Planet - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 07-26-17

Ch. 7: Song 3:  Gondola Blue - Towboat

Ch. 8: Act 4: Demanding a future of full automation and a post-work world - Ideas - Air Date 9-26-17

Ch. 9: Song 4:  Comma - Codebreaker

Ch. 10: Act 5: Designing the future of jobs and economics - Freakonomics - Air Date 4-20-17

Ch. 11: Song 5:  Lesser Gods of Metal - Ray Catcher

Ch. 12: Act 6: Ai-jen Poo on the caretaker jobs of the future - The Ezra Klein Show - Air Date 11-13-17


Ch. 13: Why doesn't Google worry about being evil anymore? - Dallas from Jacksonville, FL

Ch. 14: Donations To Congress - Alan from Connecticut

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

Ch. 15: Final comments giving an update on our Winter Fundraiser

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Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone

(Additional music from Blue Dot Sessions Free Music Archive)

Action Resources/Further Reading

New Economy Coalition 

The Next System Project

Democracy At Work

Public Predictions for the Future of Workforce Automation (Pew Research Center, 2016)

A World Without Work (The Atlantic, 2015)

Written by BOTL Communications Director Amanda Hoffman

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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  • Laura Smith
    commented 2018-01-07 03:36:58 -0500
    This is a super excellent episode! Big picture stuff that we should all be thinking about. We need to figure out our societal goals and drive our politics towards the achievement of those goals. Work should not be the dominant part of our lives!
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