Virus Exposes Gig Economy for Predatory Business Model It Promoted

Ideas and Issues Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple PodcastsNew Orleans       A lot of Silicon Valley are self-isolating in what should be shame as their app-based, platform capitalism, or whatever they wanted to call it, is exposed as little more than rapacious capitalism based on worker exploitation.  Hundreds of thousands of workers in the gig …

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The Predatory Fight to Keep Workers Temporary and “Independent”

Citizen Wealth Financial Justice Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple PodcastsLittle Rock      Once upon a time we might have been able to look at the Department of Labor to lead the way in drawing the bright lines that establish whether a worker is an employee or an independent contractor, regular or temporary.  If that didn’t work, perhaps …

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Sweating Labor in the Gig Economy and People by Tech

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New Orleans      In a piece about climate change, one author quoted a commonplace statement that the corporate business model in a capitalist economy puts no inherent value on public resources like land, air, and water, so that the costs are for acquisition, extraction, marketing, and delivery without concern for the after affects like global …

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