Progress and disruption

Brighter futures shine for gig workers, satellites fight modern slavery and economists try to enlist their profession to foster progressive policy. Silver linings or quakes of positive disruption? Here’s the best of this week’s opinion and analysis

In the UK, the GMB has pioneered a Scandinavian-style approach to collective bargaining

Leading scholars try to enlist the profession in the cause of progressive policy

An unlikely Silicon Valley success story steps in to sponsor the Booker Prize

Having been a professional sceptic about the online grocer, I now applaud its success

Study shows female economists are more open to new thinkers than their male peers

Some industries associated with forced labour show features that can be spotted from space

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New parties are navigating emerging faultlines between open and closed visions of society

On developing best practice for the use and sharing of data

Security does not demand the exclusion of the Chinese equipment maker

Companies should be required to publish their policies so employees can compare

Pinterest’s user base growth will have to continue in order to merit its price tag