Uber's IPO will value the company at more than $80 billion, yet the data it collects on its users may be worth even more – and creates the potential for dangerous manipulation.
The Uber driver walkout raises questions about how workers can fight for better pay and benefits in the age of the gig economy – a topic frequently on the minds of Conversation scholars.
It ought to be possible to replace Australia's minimum wage with a higher "living wage" without putting people our of work, but more will be needed.
American employers routinely violate workers' rights. A Bernie Sanders presidency could change that.
One of Uber's selling points is that a driver is always available to pick up a rider within minutes. But the drivers who make this possible aren't being compensated for the time they spend waiting.
Businesses and workers are at the mercy of mega-corporations.
The tensions between platforms and their workers can be better understood by studying the mutual expectations of both parties.
An obsession with GDP growth fails to account for some of society's most pressing problems.
Sugar daddy capitalism is deformalising relationships and erasing the lines between commercial and non-commercial worlds.
Britain – and many other countries – is facing an acute care crisis that is inextricably linked to the entrenchment of neoliberalism.
New research shows high numbers of people in the UK are working multiple low-paid jobs.
It is the Australian Tax Office, not the Fair Work Commission, making the big waves with the Foodora case and the future of the gig economy.
When it comes to tackling unacceptable forms of work, lessons can be learned from the global South.
The crucial question is not whether gig workers are employees or independent contractors, but what rights they ought to have as contractors.
With the unemployment rate at about the lowest level in almost 50 years, how much lower could it go? An economist explains.
Many millions are in need of short-term credit to supplement poor and exploitative pay.
In a world of 24-hour news, night tubes and light pollution, does the traditional night time really still exist?
This could be the start of a new era where regulation of the gig economy allows for the right balance between flexibility and sustainability.
Most workers are still employees, not casuals or gig workers. So what has changed to increase the insecurity of workers?
Many vulnerable workers aren't covered for work-related injuries and illness. Employment law is largely a federal matter while compensation schemes are state-run, but there's a way to fix the problem.