This contribution by the President of France is what Europe needs. Finally a leader who does not say that Europe is responsible for what goes wrong and that national politics can take credit for every success. On this basis we should now start a debate on the detailed proposals. The main danger will be to avoid the slippery slope from a 'Europe that protects' to a European protectionism. The European economy will be stronger if its subject to vigorous global competition, even if that competition might at times appear unfair to some.
Until recently, there had been relatively little discussion of what the rapid growth of digital labor platforms meant for the nature of work and the employment relationship. But an important recent report provides answers to many questions – and raises several more that policymakers and regulators need to address.
highlights the risks to workers arising from the rapid growth of online labor marketplaces.
In an old parable about banks and regulators, the banks are greyhounds – they run very fast – while the regulators are bloodhounds, slow afoot but faithfully on the trail. In the age of the platform economy, the bloodhounds are at risk of losing the scent.
worries that regulators are unprepared for today's tsunami of digitally enabled, data-driven innovation.
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