Gig Economy

Are workers in the gig economy glad to move flexibly from one temporary assignment to the next? Or do they miss the reliability of a steady job with benefits? Do companies prefer a well-trained, loyal workforce or the flexibility of hiring people as needed? What are the costs and the benefits for employees, companies and society overall?
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