I like your comparison of people like Uber drivers to sharecroppers. In this case Uber owns not land but a customer referral system. Instead of using his labor to raise crops on the owner’s property, the driver uses his labor to provide services through Uber’s referral system. The sharecropper and the driver each pay a share of the proceeds of their labor to the upstream entity in exchange for the use of its physical or electronic property.

Since when was sharecropping seen as a wonderful career path?

— David Grace

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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