McJobs and UberJobs

Good article from The Economist on the changing nature of jobs in the US: 

"America needs to update its employment law to take into account the fact that FDR is no longer president. This will involve some careful balancing. Policymakers need to recognise that people want to work more flexible hours and that technology has made it possible to create spot markets in surplus labour and idle assets. But they must also recognise the state’s need to raise taxes to pay for public services and benefits. Given the dysfunctional nature of America’s politics, such updating will take a good deal of time and will probably involve many false starts. Until then judges should leave open as many options as possible. The last thing the country needs is for over-strict interpretations of outdated laws to kill exciting new businesses and sabotage jobs. Do that and you end up like France."