Keywords: Work, Digital Labor, Platform Economy, Skills, Capitalism
The article proposes the discussion of some of the main theses contained in the volume Lavoro: La grande trasformazione. L’impatto sociale del cambiamento del lavoro tra evoluzioni storiche e prospettive globali edited by E. Mingione. What can be highlighted starting from the different and heterogeneous essays contained herein is the presence of a series of profound processes of transformation of the economy and work that are profoundly modifying the functioning of the latter in contemporary society. The volume discussed by the author tries to indicate the main critical elements of these processes but at the same time does not renounce to present some opportunities that the digital revolution seems to bring with it. The result is a paradoxical picture that intends to denounce the way in which today work too often finds itself humiliated and shattered.