Hans Groen

posts tagged ‘platform economy’

platform-economie: beschermingsgeld of belasting

“The world of plundering chieftains slowly gave way to tax-collecting monarchies around the year 1000.” Valerie Hansen introduceert daarmee in haar boek “The Year 1000” [*] Willem de Veroveraar die het einde inluidt van het tijdperk van de Vikingen en de Roes, de Scandinavische volkeren die respectievelijk naar Noord Amerika en zelfs Mexcio, en naar Constantinopel en zelfs Oezbekistan hebben gereisd. Van roversbende naar overheid, is dat zo voor de hand liggend? (more…)

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the ruminant economy – post corona

Under pressure everything becomes fluid; under pressure, one learns who ones friends are. Both apply to the world coping now with the corona pandemic. The government makes a glorious comeback as steward of health and the economy. The platform economy, the frontline of what I have called the ruminant economy, is losing its balance on the wobbly platform it has erected for itself. But also other business practices show to be untenable in a healthy society. Time to turn. (more…)

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