Canada is simply a consumer of ride-hailing services, and has not established any of its own Ubers or Lyfts, even as tiny countries like Estonia get in on the game. That needs to change.
In many US cities, ride-hailing apps are luring riders away from public transit and increasing traffic congestion. But with the right rules, they could enhance public transit instead.
The California Supreme Court made it harder to classify workers as independent contractors. But it's not quite the 'game changer' some observers claim it to be.
Today's manifestations of the gig economy are tilted in favour of too few beneficiaries, and are not built to last.
The CEO gets out as investor power triumphs.
A study shows the reality of gig worker experiences is far more nuanced than enjoying flexible work or being exploited.
Cab drivers have long discriminated against African-Americans and other minority groups. New research suggests ride-hailing apps haven't solved the problem.
To maximize the benefits while minimizing the risks, we need to know how ride-share companies will affect public transportation.
The deal, in which drivers won't pursue their claim to be employees in exchange for the cash and other changes, raises more questions than it answers.
As our ever-increasing use of services like Uber, Lyft and AirBnB show, it's safe to trust other Americans. Time for hitchhking to make a comeback.
With the momentum of the sharing economy growing, we're only just starting to come to grips with what it means for the future of work.