The gig economy’s effect on politics, economics and human consciousness – Part 1, Selling A Nightmare

Hits: 319As there are now many businesses that fall under the classification of ‘gig’, ‘on-demand’ or ‘sharing-economy’ businesses, we will examine the effects of the five most influential and commonly used app based services. Task Rabbit Uber (Uber Technologies) Lyft Instacart Postmates TaskRabbit We begin with Task Rabbit because this company was essentially the first web/app based service provider that operated by providing services through a third party without properly established insurance, vetting (background checks) or training. From Task Rabbit’s Wiki page: “TaskRabbit is an American online and mobile marketplace that matches freelance…