starting worker co-ops

You recently talked about the sharing economy and 'precariat' class. You mentioned how airbnb and uber are not obligated to providing workers with the same protections that employers must normally offer employees. They also do not provide much capital to the employee. Traditionally the employer class was separated from the working class because they owned the means of production. The new app economy often requires employees to bring their own capital (house, car, gas, insurance). The only benefit the 'employer' gives them is an introduction to someone who wants a service. This field seems extremely ripe to start creating software and business infrastructure in worker co-ops. Thank you for your time and insight. Kevin

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  • Kevin Henry
    published this page in Ask Prof. Wolff 2016-09-01 11:18:45 -0400