New platforms – new labor

Today’s platform capitalism is symbolized by a handful of multi-national corporations such as Alibaba, Facebook, Google’s Alphabet, Amazon, Tencent, Uber, etc. Increasingly, these corporations are not just re-shaping how people shop, but also how work is...

Germany’s declining middle class

Even though Marx’s well-acknowledged truth that capitalism creates two classes is over 160 years old, class remains a much debated issue. Marx’s idea is relatively straightforward. In capitalism, there are two classes: firstly, there are workers or proletariat. Workers...