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On this week’s If Then, Slate’s April Glaser and Will Oremus talk about a key detail in the new tax plan that could have a huge effect on gig workers in the tech sector—and maybe even robots. They also discuss Apple’s “batterygate” iPhone situation: What happened, and what can we take from their unusual apology? The hosts are also joined by Slate’s Future Tense editor Torie Bosch to talk about the anthology she co-edited What Future: The Year’s Best Ideas to Reclaim, Reanimate & Reinvent Our Future.
Stories discussed on the show:
- Slate: Apple Apologizes for Not Telling Customers It Was Slowing Down Old iPhones
- The New York Times: Tax Law Offers a Carrot to Gig Workers. But It May Have a Cost.
- The Boston Globe: Tax Overhaul Could Benefit Self-Employed
- The Intercept: Tax Bill Will Lead to More Automation, Executives Boast to Wall Street Investors
- Kirkus: What Future: The Year’s Best Ideas to Reclaim, Reanimate & Reinvent Our Future
Podcast production by Max Jacobs.
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