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Bike delivery people from the Deliveroo food delivery service gather for a demonstration at Place de la République in Paris in August 2017. Jacques Demarthon/AFP

Punishment of Deliveroo by French court is a blow to the platform’s business model

A trial in France revealed how the platform’s algorithm established a subordination relationship between riders and the firm. Could we be witnessing the beginning of the end of “uberisation”?
An Instacart worker loads groceries into her car for home delivery. There is a strong argument to be made that gig work is false self-employment, meaning that workers are not actually freelance. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Gig workers aren’t self-employed – they’re modern-day feudal serfs

Feudalism has been replaced by capitalism, and the new villeiny — or neo-villeiny — has emerged to reflect a relationship between a worker and an organization.
Marks & Spencer’s stall in the covered market, Cardiff, in 1901. Heritage Image Partnership Ltd / Alamy Stock Photo

How the future of shopping was shaped by its past

The pandemic changed the way we shop – with many ‘new’ initiatives actually reinventing old ways of doing things.

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