Reply to post: Re: market failure

The Pew 'gig economy' study is here, and it's grim

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Re: market failure

Rather than cities like Paris and New York banning Uber, perhaps they should just require that all jobs entered into apps go into a central city run database/clearing house

They should go where they belong - on a payroll.

This is employment, not gig as the employer determines everything. So the employer for starters has to:

1. Pay the minimum salary

2. Pay all other taxes and national insurance

3. Comply with health and safety requirements related to driving. These are not just "union spoilsport" rules - they are there to keep people alive on the road.

The moment Uber and other other gig companies have to do all that they stop being "competitively priced". In fact they end up costing the same as "legacy" businesses providing the same service.

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