Biden wants to tackle the rise of digital labour platforms offering workers greater flexibility but lower pay, benefits and job security. The issue has become urgent due to the pandemic-linked boom in the digital economy.
- An economy based on knowledge-based innovation will be inherently volatile.
- Education will need to pivot radically to skill workers for the digital economy.
- Trade, taxation, labour and welfare rules historically based on geographically defined jurisdictions will need cross-border governance.