Why the internet can’t stop the future of work

The internet can make it easy for people to work from home, but it can’t make it cheap enough to make it sustainable.

That’s the takeaway from a study published today by the National Bureau of Economic Research, which suggests that while the internet may help some people to make more money, the pace of growth will outpace the economic benefits.

The internet can be useful for many things, but its potential to transform work has been underlined by the recent emergence of online jobs that can take people to remote areas, which have led to the rise of gig economy businesses, such as Uber, which offer a form of self-employment.

But the NBER study, which was co-authored by the Nanyang Technological University’s Peter Mullan, found that the internet has made it difficult for most people to find decent work, particularly in industries where the internet is cheap.

It found that in the US, for example, only 11 per cent of jobs available to workers in 2016 were based on the internet.

“There’s a disconnect between what’s happening in the world, and what’s going on in the economy,” Mullan told ABC News.

“I’m not saying that there isn’t work out there.

I’m just saying that we need to be thinking about how we can use this technology to create a sustainable economy.”

The study looked at jobs that were available to most workers in the United States between 2012 and 2021, using the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ American Community Survey, as well as the US Census Bureau’s American Community Health Survey.

The survey asked respondents whether they had been employed at least a full year.

The authors found that while more than a quarter of the jobs were available for all workers in 2012, by 2021, only about one-third of all workers were employed at this level.

That was mainly because the number of full-time jobs available had declined dramatically, from over 40 per cent in 2000 to less than 20 per cent by 2016.

“The data suggests that the pace and quality of employment opportunities for the next decade are going to be much more limited than the jobs that exist today,” Mulligan said.

Mullan’s research suggests that if we’re to maintain a robust economy, we need more than just a new kind of gig to get us there.

“What we need is a new form of work that is sustainable and can be made economically viable,” he said.

The paper, “The Great Divide: Work, Work, and the Rise of the Gig Economy”, was published in the Journal of Applied Economics.

“This paper demonstrates that the growth of gig economies, such a gig-as-a-service (GaaS) model, is much slower than previously thought,” the paper said.

“It suggests that, for now, the economy has plenty of work for those who want it, but we will need to invest in the new work in order to get there.”

“The next 10 years may see a dramatic increase in the growth in gig economy jobs, and we should expect to see the number decline over the coming decades.”

The paper also looked at whether the growth was sustainable.

For instance, it looked at the effects of the digital revolution, such that people who had previously been in the workforce were now working from home.

“A large part of the data that we see is that people are now doing things online that they couldn’t have done five years ago,” Mullhan said.

“They’re getting paid in real time, and they’re working from their home office.”

Mulligan said the biggest challenges to the economy would be the “digital divide” between people working from the home and those who work remotely.

He said that would have to be addressed by governments to make sure they can create jobs for people who want them, and not just for people that can pay for them.

“We’re not saying there aren’t other ways of doing it,” he added.

“But we need government to look at how these gig economy models can create new jobs.”