Reply to post: Re: "the gig economy is the difference between paying rent and being out on the streets"

The gig (economy) is up: New California law upgrades Lyft, Uber, other app serfs to staff

Charles 9 Silver badge

Re: "the gig economy is the difference between paying rent and being out on the streets"

"The law should ensure people are able to pay rent and food with a single lawful job, or the society fails - and we're already seeing the consequences."

Two sides to the coin. The law should ALSO ensure employers are able to pay their leases and operating expenses so they can stay in business and hire the people so these people can actually get PAID, or the society fails - and we're already seeing the consequences.

It's a dilemma, basically: a zero-sum game to an extent. Protect the workers and the employers tighten belts, meaning employees suffer. Give the employers the free reign they need to survive and the employees suffer. Either way the proles suffer.

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