The Gig Economy’s False Promise 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… Continue reading New York Times: The Gig Economy’s False Promise
Good riddance, gig economy: Uber, Ayn Rand and the awesome collapse of Silicon Valley’s dream of destroying your job The problem with Salon articles (and to a lesser extent, Slate) is that there is often a substantial mismatch between the headline, which is often sensationalist, and the rest of the article, and or the argument… Continue reading Sharing Economy Dying? Debunking Salon.com Hype
The economic rules have changed since 2008, the old plan of gainful employment and fulfillment has been replaced by a new plan of ennui, anomie, anxiety and emptiness – a deterministic world where everything is pre-planned and predictable up until the moment it happens, where we’re all preordained to mediocrity. The question is what happens… Continue reading Is Your Job Next?