December 10, 2015

The "Independent Worker" Proposal: A Step Sideways Rather than Forward

Michael Farren

Research Fellow

Adam Millsap

Assistant Director, L. Charles Hilton Jr. Center for the Study of Economic Prosperity and Individual Opportunity, Florida State University
Summary

The gig/sharing/on-demand economy is a hot topic among the media, consumers, workers, and policymakers. The benefits of the sharing economy to consumers are well-established, but the relationship between platform firms, such as Uber, and their workers is more controversial.