December 10, 2015

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

Michael D. Farren

Senior Research Fellow
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.

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