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Podcast 22/06/2018

Government vs The Robots 13 - The Gig Economy with James Bloodworth

High tech firms, low wage jobs. What is life like working on zero hours for some of the world's biggest tech companies? James Bloodworth spent 6 months working undercover in low wage Britain for employers including Uber and Amazon. What he saw comprises a book which although not explicitly about technology and politics, offers an essential perspective on the role of big technology as an employer. James talks about the likelihood of robots taking the types of jobs he did for the book, the internal culture of Uber and Amazon and why we should we feel confident we can make a big difference to those currently working zero hours contracts for the minimum wage.

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