NY Times – In the Sharing Economy, Workers Find Both Freedom and Uncertainty

Picture of New York Times LogoVery insightful NY Times article – ‘In the Sharing Economy, Workers Find Both Freedom and Uncertainty’ by journalist Natasha Singer.  The article provides a masterful, inside look at the labor that enables the sharing company and the disruption that is often glorified.

“Piecemeal labor is hardly a new phenomenon. But as expedited by technology and packaged as apps, it has taken on a shinier veneer under new rubrics: the sharing economy, the peer economy, the collaborative economy, the gig economy.”

It is an interesting purview from the ‘micro-worker’s perspective’ at companies like Uber, Lyft, Sidecar, and TaskRabbit; and provides insights on companies like Airbnb, Fiverr, Postmates, Favor, RelayRides and Instacart.

For reference on the venture funding that each has received, reference the New York Time’s excellent summary below.

Summary of Companies in the Sharing Economy

Source: New York Times

To read the full article on the New York Times web site, click here.

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