To achieve universal basic income, changes would be needed in terms of public and political support. Could the Covid-19 pandemic turn the tide?
This might be the craziest game in venture capitalism.
Some initiatives aim to develop more ethical and equitable models.
Flexibility is just a euphemism for exploitation.
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.
When people get locked into the gig economy, it adversely affects other areas of their lives, from health to housing
Whether or not food delivery workers feel exploited is irrelevant, because they have few other options.
Not only did trade union membership peak in the 1970s – so did their way of doing things.
We all miss out when corporates keep themselves to themselves.
Today's manifestations of the gig economy are tilted in favour of too few beneficiaries, and are not built to last.
A study shows the reality of gig worker experiences is far more nuanced than enjoying flexible work or being exploited.
Ride-sharing app Uber is facing a new wave of legal claims after a landmark ruling on work conditions. But any triumphalism is deeply premature.
A century on from the UK's only ever general strike, the major federation for organised labour in Britain must learn to be more effective.
The Deliveroo strike shows even gig workers can find ways to push back if they feel they are being underpaid.