The Gig Economy’s False Promise – The New York Times

A genuinely damning editorial from the New York Times on the abuses of the current generation of the on-demand economy. There is plenty of room for improvement, especially with how workers are valued and treated, and improve this we will.

In reality, there is no utopia at companies like Uber, Lyft, Instacart and Handy, whose workers are often manipulated into working long hours for low wages while continually chasing the next ride or task. These companies have discovered they can harness advances in software and behavioral sciences to old-fashioned worker exploitation, according to a growing body of evidence, because employees lack the basic protections of American law.

Source: The Gig Economy’s False Promise – The New York Times

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