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In both Indian and Australian cities, cyclists who deliver goods and services have to take it slow. Malini Sur

Slow cycling isn’t just for fun – it’s essential for many city workers

Cycling is a low-cost and non-polluting way to make deliveries in congested cities. Slow cyclists should be recognised as good for the economy and environment, not treated like second-class citizens.
Jonathan Cheever is an Olympic snowboarder – and a plumber. AP Photo/Lee Jin-man

The other feats US Olympians pull off

A lack of federal funding for their training, travel or living expenses leaves many elite American athletes juggling day jobs and scrambling to pay their bills.
Congress missed a chance to make it easier for workers who book gigs through big digital companies to do their taxes. I MAKE PHOTO 17/Shutterstock.com

Congress failed to fix tax woes for gig workers

Companies like Uber and Etsy don't have to tell most of the people working with them how much they've earned. With the federal government so behind the curve, some states are changing their rules.
Gig workers are characterised as contractors rather than employees, and are paid per delivery rather than per hour. That’s why certain visa restrictions don’t apply to them. Charles Platiau/Reuters

Being exploited and breaching your visa: the limited choices of the food delivery worker

Whether or not food delivery workers feel exploited is irrelevant, because they have few other options.
Is freelancing the future of employment? Pixabay

Is freelancing the future of employment?

Freelancing is hardly the glamorous, coffee-fueled industry shown on TV. In OECD countries, most gig workers are in the service sector.

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