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  1. Kurt Halfyard

    Late Stage Capitalism And GEN Y/Z

    A good read: https://eand.co/young-people-are-giving-on-capitalism-because-capitalism-failed-young-people-70b4f0ab3de It’s no surprise, then, that young people have given up on capitalism. They aren’t just against it. They mock it just like a child might say: “I’m not afraid of that monster!”...
  2. Karl Marx

    For the record, I would like to say, I have never worked for the Russians.

    I detest everything to do with the Russian State and everything I have thought and written about has always been in the context of democratic institutional socialism. I'm proud to point to social medicine and other social safety net programs adopted in many western countries albeit one, the...
  3. fork2323

    New Amazing platform pays way more than Uber with almost no expenses!

    New way to make lots of $$ without any cut going to ap provider.. Reason #4 is my fave.. They need to make an ap for this.. Would any of you guys sign up?
  4. BurgerTiime

    Uber has lost a landmark battle in U.K. court ruling

    Full: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.cnbc.com/amp/2018/10/31/uber-loses-appeal-against-landmark-uk-workers-rights-ruling.html Uber lost an appeal against a landmark 2016 ruling that the ride-hailing firm should treat its U.K. drivers as workers entitled to benefits like a minimum wage and...
  5. Kurt Halfyard

    Gamification of Work: Guardian Article on Gig Economy

    Not news, but still worth discussing in terms of all the ratings threads, and manipulation from Uber/Lyft in this regard. https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/nov/20/high-score-low-pay-gamification-lyft-uber-drivers-ride-hailing-gig-economy "Simply defined, gamification is the use of game...
  6. Karl Marx

    It’s time to unionize the gig economy

    https://www.thestar.com/opinion/star-columnists/2018/11/06/its-time-to-unionize-the-gig-economy.html I remember the kids that lived on the other side of tracks always had fathers or mothers who worked in union shops or services and us middle class kids worked in gas stations, or food services...
  7. grq79

    10 Reasons Why the Gig Economy is Broken

    It's a break down of subjective but we'll cited that labor, both White and blue collar should weath of the plight of the digital workforce. https://rhyd.co/gig-economy/
  8. Karl Marx

    The 'Gig Economy' Is the New Term for Serfdom

    https://www.truthdig.com/articles/the-gig-economy-is-the-new-term-for-serfdom-2/ Hello all, not sure how I missed this article.
  9. Michael - Cleveland

    Uber and the False Hopes of the Sharing Economy NYT 9 Aug 2018

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/09/nyregion/uber-nyc-vote-drivers-ride-sharing.html Uber and the False Hopes of the Sharing Economy New York Times, 9 Aug 2018 By Ginia Bellafante While Uber promotes itself as a way for drivers to earn extra money to fund their dreams, in truth, most drivers in...
  10. Karl Marx

    Letters: ‘A Luxury Service At a Bottom-Wage Price’

    https://www.theatlantic.com/letters/archive/2018/07/letter-i-delivered-packages-for-amazon-and-it-was-a-nightmare/564122/
  11. Jack Malarkey

    The Conversation: As yet another ridesharing platform launches in Australia, how does this all end?

    (https://theconversation.com/as-yet-another-ridesharing-platform-launches-in-australia-how-does-this-all-end-98389?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Latest%20from%20The%20Conversation%20for%20June%2025%202018%20-%20104919264&utm_content=Latest%20from%20The%20Conversation%20for%20June%2025%202018%20-%...
  12. UberBeemer

    Five ways Blockchain could disrupt the sharing economy's disrupters

    By enabling the secure sharing of nearly anything—without intermediaries or their fees—the technology could redefine peer-to-peer platforms and the customer experience https://www.fastcompany.com/4057803...could-disrupt-the-sharing-economys-disrupters
  13. Karl Marx

    A CALIFORNIA RULING THREATENS THE GIG ECONOMY

    https://www.wired.com/story/a-california-ruling-threatens-the-gig-economy/
  14. Karl Marx

    'The Gig Economy' Is the New Term for Serfdom

    https://www.truthdig.com/articles/the-gig-economy-is-the-new-term-for-serfdom/
  15. workingwa

    Workers' rights meeting - Sunday @ 2

    Hey guys, I'm the online organizer for Working Washington, the statewide workers' rights organization. We're working on getting better rights & benefits in the gig economy and I wanted to let you know about this chance to get involved! On Sunday @ 2 pm, we're holding a meeting for all "gig...
  16. Sydney Uber

    More Federal Government Support of the Gig Economy

    The upcoming reforms to the Australian Welfare payments, gives companies like UBER a great new source of part time workers. You can see an interesting fight here. The Feds push through policy obliging folk to contribute in some way to their well-being (I have no problem with that), whereas State...
  17. Karl Marx

    How Uber Stalled in London

    http://www.nybooks.com/daily/2017/10/07/how-uber-stalled-in-london/
  18. BurgerTiime

    What Uber Drivers Say About Uber

    https://www.citylab.com/equity/2017/07/what-uber-drivers-say-about-uber-when-theyre-not-being-rated/534159/
  19. Maven

    Uber in Trumpland

    While most people were distracted by other news (Comey, Russia, leaks, etc.) or just not looking, there were big policy changes benefiting Uber on the "worker misclassification" issue. Are drivers employees or independent contractors? Uber's lobbyists are finding a more favorable business...
  20. Jack Malarkey

    House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee report into self-employment and the gig economy

    On 29 April 2017, the Work and Pensions Committee of the House of Commons released its report into self-employment and the gig economy. For the full text of the report, please see https://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201617/cmselect/cmworpen/847/84702.htm. This is the committee's summary...
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