I call the people who take these jobs “Shareworkers.” They are first cousins to the old South’s “sharecroppers.” Using Uber’s own numbers for example Uber trips, an Uber driver nets less than the CA minimum wage PLUS no sick leave, no vacation, no meal breaks and no overtime. A system that the old-time plantation owners would have loved. The numbers are here:

A Better Name For The So-Called “Sharing Economy” Is “The Shareworker Economy” — A Shareworker Is Nothing More Than An Old-Time Sharecropper In Fancy New Clothes

Graduate of Stanford University & U.C. Berkeley Law School. Author of 17 novels and over 200 Medium columns on Economics, Politics, Law, Humor & Satire.

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