KPFA Radio 94.1FM presents:
Thursday, June 9, 2016 7:30 PM
Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar Street, Berkeley
Advance tickets: $12 : brownpapertickets.com :: T: 800-838-3006
or Books Inc, Pegasus (3 sites), Moe’s, Walden Pond Bookstore, Diesel a Bookstore, Mrs. Dalloway’s
S.F. – Modern Times.
“Raw Deal: How the ‘Uber Economy’ and Runaway Capitalism Are Screwing American Workers” could not be more timely. With every jarring day our economy seems to be more seriously broken, the social contract erased, what remains of available work no longer offers us pensions or jobs with benefits. Gigs, freelancing and winging it seem to be the future. Steven Hill describes the predicament as a growing army of “freelancers, temps, contractors, part-timers, day laborers, micro-entrepreneurs, gig-preneurs, solo-preneurs, contingent labor, perma-lancers and perma-temps.” Even if a job offers benefits, the high cost deductible for medical care is prohibitive. Hill warns that many of our future jobs will be taken by robots. Those in the young workforce coming up are overloaded with college loans they can hardly pay off. With our ever-growing population, higher living expenses and markedly fewer jobs, something has to give…
This book is a must read for those concerned about how technology is disrupting the way we work … how policy makers should respond to ensure that the growing number of workers in the “gig” economy earn adequate benefits.”
– Laura D-Andrea Tyson, former Chair of the US President’s Council of Economic Advisors
“Steven Hill’s groundbreaking book on the part-time, unstable Uber Economy shows how a new sub-economy becomes a work of law-flouting regress undermining full-time work. Remote corporate algorithms run riot!”
– Ralph Nader, consumer advocate
Steven Hill, a Senior Fellow with the New America Foundation, is the author of four books prior to Raw Deal: Europe’s Promise: Why the European Way is the Best Hope in an Insecure Age; 10 Steps To Repair American Democracy; Fixing Elections: The Failure of America’s Winner Take All Politics; and Whose Vote Counts. For more information, visit his website: www.Steven-Hill.com
Host Greg Bridges is a radio dj and journalist living in Oakland. He can be heard over KCSM 91.1fm (www.kcsm.org) Tuesday nights 6 to 9 pm, and Thursday nights 6 pm to 2 am, on KPFA (94.1fm) Monday nights 8 to 10 pm. He is a contributor to KPFA’s Hip Hop and social affairs show Hard Knock Radio. Greg has written for various publications including Jazz Now Magazine and Bayshore Magazine.