Tag Archives: Gig Economy

Saturday Matinee: Sorry We Missed You

“Sorry We Missed You”: Ken Loach Exposes the Holes in the Gig Economy By Chuck Collins Source: CounterPunch Director Ken Loach has done it again.  “Sorry We Missed You” is a family drama infused with a searing look at life … Continue reading

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Kushner-Linked Firm and Gig Economy Set to Reap Huge Profits as Mass Evictions Begin

By Raul Diego Source: Mint Press News In 2014, former Blackstone and Goldman Sachs investment banker Ryan Williams got together with his “college buddy,” Joshua Kushner – Jared’s brother – to form a real estate investment platform they called Cadre. Cadre sought … Continue reading

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Reimagining the Middle Class

In her new book, Alissa Quart chronicles what happens when capitalism and families collide By Ann Neumann Source: The Baffler AS THE ECONOMIC STATUS OF MANY in the United States has declined over the past several decades, journalists have often focused on … Continue reading

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This Viral ‘Feel-Good’ Story Is Actually an Indictment of American Labor Hell

By Luke O’Neil Source: Observer In what’s quickly become the feel-good story of the week, a young Alabama man named Walter Carr is being lauded across the country for his perseverance and indomitable spirit. It’s the type of story that … Continue reading

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The New Economy: Unemployment and the Return of the American Hobo

By Sheldon Greaves Source: Cogito! A few years ago I read somewhere about a trend in the “gig economy” in which people who had been reduced to living in their cars or RVs roamed the country by the thousands; homeless, … Continue reading

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