Technology has fueled the movement towards the gig economy with apps like Uber, Thumbtack, and Etsy. Read the following two articles from the Wall Street Journal, the blog post from the Wall Street Journal, and listen to the following NPR Podcast to learn more about the gig economy and it’s results and implications.
Zumbrun, Josh, and Louie S. Anna. “Proof of a ‘Gig Economy’ Revolution is Hard to Find; Despite the Hoopla Over Uber, Etsy and the Sharing Economy, Americans are Becoming Less Likely to be Self-Employed, Hold Multiple Jobs, Data show.”Wall Street Journal (Online)Jul 26 2015.
Clements, Jonathan. “The High Cost of being Self-Employed; People Who Work for Themselves have to Pay More in Taxes and they are on their Own when it Comes to Insurance and Retirement Savings.” Wall Street Journal (Online)Jun 26 2015.
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