Uber and the "gig" economy

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Uber and the "gig" economy

And yet even as Uber talks up its determination to treat drivers more humanely, it is engaged in an extraordinary behind-the-scenes experiment in behavioral science to manipulate them in the service of its corporate growth — an effort whose dimensions became evident in interviews with several dozen current and former Uber officials, drivers and social scientists,

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/04/02/technology/uber-drivers-psychological-tricks.html?emc=edit_nn_20170403&nl=morning-briefing&nlid=77748371&te=1

 

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A new study from the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), finds that the “gig” economy model popularized by Uber has a lot in common with the economies of poor countries today, as well as the US and Europe before the Industrial Revolution.

https://qz.com/806117/uber-and-the-gig-economy-look-a-lot-like-the-pre-industrial-economy/