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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Three ways that the digital revolution is reshaping workforces around the world.

Emily Anthes

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The End of the Job and the Future of Work

Sarah Kessler

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Louis Hyman

Viking, 2018

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Working freelance is a liberating and rewarding experience.

Albert Costill

business2community, 2020

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Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century

Jessica Bruder

W.W. Norton, 2017

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How to Stop Silicon Valley from Building a New Global Underclass

Mary L. Gray and Siddharth Suri

Houghton Mifflin, 2019

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Aubrey Hruby

World Economic Forum, 2019

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Tapping Talent in the Gig Economy

Judith Wallenstein et al.

Boston Consulting Group, 2019

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‘Sharing’ was supposed to save us. Instead, it became a Trojan horse for a precarious economic future.

Susie Cagle

Medium, 2019

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