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Portable_Benefits_final2.pdf

A fine summary from the Aspen Institute’s Future of Work Initiative of the need for a new benefits model, described as “portable” in that the worker “owns” the benefit. My feeling, upon reading, is that these programs could also be described more productively as “distributed” in the sense that they are collected from many market […]

A fine summary from the Aspen Institute’s Future of Work Initiative of the need for a new benefits model, described as “portable” in that the worker “owns” the benefit. My feeling, upon reading, is that these programs could also be described more productively as “distributed” in the sense that they are collected from many market transactions and pooled without becoming “property” of workers.

The authors outline five existing models for benefits systems established on shared access to a customer- or worker-provided safety net.  A must-read for thinking about the future of social safety nets.

Source: Portable_Benefits_final2.pdf

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