The future could realise the dream of Marx and Keynes for a society beyond work—or a populist nightmare of worklessness.
The platform economy has intensified power imbalances between companies and their workers, which only collective voice can redress.
Unless the platform economy becomes embedded in social norms about decent work, it threatens to rewrite society in its own image.
The coronavirus crisis has spurred the growth of online work. The genie is not going back in the bottle and we must plan for a future of ‘decent digiwork’.