new economy

Jeremy Dalmas

 

Harbir Batth isn’t having a good day. Not many fares.

 

“It's been terrible,” he tells me.

 

Then finally, some hope appears: a doorman for the Parc 55 Hotel in Union Square hails the cab over. They hop in and we’re headed to North Beach.

 

Building a more resilient economy with Bay Bucks

May 16, 2013
Bunches and Bits

 

Sergio Lub is walking me through the stockroom of his jewelry company’s headquarters in Martinez. All around the room, precious metal bracelets and rings nestle in cardboard boxes with labels like “Mardi Gras” and “Sage Bundle.”

 

Lub’s been making and designing jewelry for over 30 years, but I’m not here to talk with him about that. I’m here to learn about something else he’s been experimenting with for just as long – alternative economies, or as he puts it: “trying to find different forms of this human invention we call money.”

On Dec 2 at 11 am on KALW, MacArthur "Genius" Fellow, Sara Horowitz appears on Work with Marty Nemko to discuss her new book, The Freelancer's Bible. We'll talk about how to find work, price it, even how to get insurance, as well as the implications of a workforce that ever more, consists of freelancers.

I'll also invite listeners to call in for a three-minute career makeover, a Workover.

Work with Marty Nemko is heard every Sunday from 11 am to noon on KALW, 91.7 FM.