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Are Uber's Anti-Regulatory Crusades Hurting Drivers and Their Cities?
Business  (tags: cars, transportation, automobiles, gig economy )

Freya
- 112 days ago - thenation.com
By pushing business-friendly legislation, the ridesharing industry could be starving cities of taxes that could otherwise be invested in public transportation.
Life in the Gig Economy or The Economics of Desperation
Business  (tags: gig economy, exploitation, weaponized desperation, capitalism )

Sheryl
- 125 days ago - extranewsfeed.com
The newest tool of exploitation is weaponized desperation. For the belief that they will one day rise to the ruling class, workers shed their rights to health, happiness, and dignity. The gig economy is nothing more than a farce which exploits workers
Uber and Lyft, Driving Drivers Into Poverty and Despair
Business  (tags: transportation, gig economy, deregulation, poverty, greed )

Freya
- 130 days ago - nationofchange.org
In 2016, Uber and Lyft combined spent more on lobbying than Amazon, Walmart and Microsoft combined. They use their political might to win deregulation bills.
This Cab Drivers Suicide Should Haunt Everybody in the Gig Economy
Business  (tags: taxi driver, Doug Schifter, City Hall, shotgun, suicide, gig economy )

Sheryl
- 131 days ago - alternet.org
Doug Schifter drove a livery cab for most of his adult life. On Monday morning, Schifter stood before City Hall, placed a shotgun to his head and pulled the trigger. Prior to his suicide, he published a lengthy post on Facebook.
Overlooked Passage in GOP Tax Bill Would Gouge America's Growing Army of Gig Economy Workers
Business  (tags: workers, gig economy, labor rights, greed, taxes, tax breaks, benefits )

Freya
- 215 days ago - alternet.org
The Republican tax bill now in Congress would imperil many hard-won rights for workers by building a new legal wall between businesses and so-called gig economy workers that absolves management of many obligations owed to employees.
Economic Update - Slavery Child Labor The Gig Economy   video
Business  (tags: Richard Wolff, gig economy, economic update, professor of economics )

Sheryl
- 226 days ago - youtube.com
He covers many areas on here and is worth a watch. He is a professor of economics and he has a heart. Good program he has.
Blatant Illegal Job Misclassification Causes Stress and Pain
Business  (tags: independent contractors, gig economy, benefits, wages, economic injustice, jobs, income )

Freya
- 689 days ago - alternet.org
Are gig economy workers independent contractors or indentured servants?
The Gig Economy Is Ripping Out Floor Below Middle Class
Business  (tags: Uber, Lyft, AirBNB, gig economy, economic injustice, wages, income )

Freya
- 756 days ago - alternet.org
Gig economy profits are mostly going to wealthy executives.
Cut-Throat Capitalism: Welcome To the Gig Economy
Business  (tags: business, corporate, economy, Entrepreneurs, gig economy, cut-throat capitalism, ethics, labor, law, politics, society )

Lynn
- 1483 days ago - alternet.org
By removing any social protection, the gig economy returns us to the most oppressive type of cut-throat and hierarchical capitalism, a social order where the power to hire and fire has been restored to employers, ... unfettered control over the workplace.
   

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