• Economics
  • Freelancing Rules? It’s 54 Million Strong

    Here’s the new reality of the modern economy: Freelancers are an increasingly powerful part of the American workforce. How powerful? More than 1 in 3 U.S. workers — nearly 54 million Americans — are freelancing, according to the second annual Freelancing in America survey compiled by the Freelancers Union and Upwork. The number represents an astonishing […]

  • Economics
  • New York Uber Drivers Rage Against the Machine

    “What makes the Uber experience truly great are the people behind the wheel,” Uber writes on its website. “Our partners drive their own cars — on their own schedule — in cities big and small. Which is why more than one million people worldwide have signed up to drive.” Well, apparently some of these drivers […]

  • Climate and Environment
  • Twitter Chat Recap: #Ag4thefuture – Fighting Climate Change with Agriculture

    Want to know why TriplePundit is working with Monsanto? Read more here.  Today, Monsanto’s CEO, Hugh Grant, along with Dr. Nick Goeser (Director of Soil Health and Sustainability at the National Corn Growers Association’s Soil Health Partnership) and Pradip Das (Principal Researcher of Experimental Science at the Climate Corp.), came together for a Twitter Chat at […]

  • Economics
  • Re-Realizing the Treasure in Trash

    By Averill Brewer The motivations for turning trash into treasure are clearly defined, if not purely for environmental reasons. The realization that 5 billion new consumers will enter the market, buying things and competing for finite resources, brings on economic motivations as well — namely that all of the trash the ‘rising billions’ of consumers will throw […]