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  • Writer's pictureAdriana Lakatosova

Platform Digest 2022.46: Storm Before the Calm

👋 A round-up of the most remarkable stories at the intersection of ecosystem, innovation and platform organization.

The Email Caste’s Last Stand

A similar dynamic is operative in America today. The people who worked “on climate” at Twitter, now being given the ax by the perfidious Elon Musk, are openly complaining that they won’t be able to find jobs anywhere else in this economy. They are, of course, right to worry. One of the biggest and least-talked-about social questions in the West is how to economically provide for our own modern version of France’s impecunious nobles: that is, how to prop up high-status people who can’t really do much economically productive work.

🏭 Is that an Elite Overproduction? - by Malcom Kyeyune

Everybody wants to be a LinkedInfluencer

Now, the standard advice for LinkedInfluencers is to do the exact opposite: avoid business jargon and sound like a person. Nothing has made this clearer than the pandemic, which forced white-collar workers to move their lives, and more importantly, their reputations, online. “It’s cliché, but it’s true that people want to work with people, people buy from people, people want to see the human side of who you are before they decide to work with you,”…

Not the type of Superusers a Platform should want? - Rebecca Jennings

How digital nomads avoid paying taxes

“A nurse living in the UK has the ability to keep on living in the UK… I (as a digital nomad) am basically taking myself out of that privilege,” he argues. Many would argue that it’s really the digital nomads — who can choose to work and pay tax (or not) from where they wish — that are the privileged ones in that dynamic. Nonetheless, Danchuk seems content that he’s just levelling the playing field for individuals to be able to game the international tax system in the same way that big businesses do.

👩‍⚖️ A Tax System that doesn't fit the trend - by Miriam Partington and Tim Smith

🎧 Milk Kersten + Carlota Perez

What happens after the turning point is what’s wonderful. That’s when the golden ages happen… Believe it or not, what we could actually have is for the whole world what we had for the advanced world in the 1950s and 1960s. Which meant picking up every single worker practically into middle income lives. And of course the whole prosperous society with lots of businesses being extremely successful. So in fact, that golden age is what comes after this ugly period that we are going through.

🌞 The sun that comes with every technological revolution - in ProjectToProduct

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