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Making Steady Work Of Unsteady Work


It's been called the sharing economy or the gig economy.

Whatever the name, the legions of temporary Amazon employees, Uber drivers, and Taskrabbit workers inhabit a work environment that offers flexibility, but fails to offer basic worker protections or any stability.

Alexandrea Ravenelle explores the contradictions of the new gig economy in the book Hustle and Gig: Struggling and Surviving in the Sharing Economy.  The book is from University of California Press; the author joins us for this discussion.  

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