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Questioning The Gig Economy's Effects On Society

Posted on November 18, 2016

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Whether you call it the gig economy or the Uber economy, they both mean the same thing: Freelance, on-demand workers. Nearly 27% of American workers are self-employed or do temporary work.

Free market purists point to the Uber economy as the kind of entrepreneurial innovation we need to rebuild the middle class. But most gig economy workers are merely supplementing full-time work, and critics say it's a poor replacement for genuine, well-payed jobs.

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Related Topics: Department of Labor, DOL issues. Department of Labor, gig economy, labor laws, Lyft, research and trends, TNCs, Uber

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