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Gig Economy

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The size of the office has shrunk so much that now you can put it in your pocket. This newsletter looks at the rise of the gig economy, and all of the ways that traditional work structures are being supplanted by things that are a little more flexible.

Articles include pieces on the causes and effects of freelancing, as well as the courtroom battles between tech and the workers who want to change the terms and conditions under which they work. Pieces come from a variety of sources, with the gig economy and freelancing affecting countries all over the world. There are a lot of different perspectives, and this newsletter tries to include reports from the viewpoint of the whole gamut of workers, entrepreneurs, and legal experts.

When we started this newsletter in March we also did not know the implications that the pandemic was going to have on the world of work. Articles have taken on a new sense of urgency as leaders try to figure out what the future is going to look like, with the in-depth focus of Deepnews hopefully providing you the information to make sense of it all.

Latest editions
  • Gig Economy #12
    June 2, 2020
    • Thai celebs turn to gigs (#4)
    • Instacart human cost (#6)
    • Running out of bikes (#19)
    • Curfew pauses Uber (#22)
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  • Gig Economy #11
    May 26, 2020
    • China's sharing economy (#4)
    • Survival of music clubs (#6)
    • The publishing world (#14)
    • World's oldest profession (#15)
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  • Gig Economy #10
    May 19, 2020
    • London's gig workers (#1)
    • Uber lays off 3000 more (#9)
    • New rules in SF (#13)
    • Uber's Grubhub plans (#22)
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  • Gig Economy #9
    May 12, 2020
    • Gender and Gig Economy (#1)
    • Airbnb lays off 1,900 workers (#4)
    • Gig economy in Japan (#5)
    • California sues Uber and Lyft (#13)
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  • Gig Economy #8
    May 5, 2020
    • Safety and gig economy (#4)
    • Hollywood's workers (#8)
    • Overextended Airbnb hosts (#16)
    • India's gig ecosystem (#3)
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  • Gig Economy #7
    April 28, 2020
    • Reimbursment for supplies (#1)
    • Food, rent or insurance? (#3)
    • UK freelancer tax reforms (#8)
    • Corporate housing start up Zeus Living (#23)
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  • Gig Economy #6
    April 21, 2020
    • 70% gig workers lose income (#8)
    • Music gigs hit by COVID (#5)
    • Coronavirus strikes (#12)
    • Protecting freelance journalists (#13)
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  • Gig Economy #5
    April 14, 2020
    • Sex Work Comes Home (#3)
    • Airbnb raises $1 billion (#4)
    • DoorDash for leftovers (#19)
    • Tennis players as gig workers (#25)
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  • Gig Economy #4
    April 7, 2020
    • Singapore's freelancers struggle (#1)
    • Airbnb's business could boom (#4)
    • UK TV freelancers need support (#13)
    • FedEx drivers safety (#7)
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  • Gig Economy #3
    March 31, 2020
    • Amazon, Instacart strikes
    • Governments' aid responses
    • CA's employment law
    • End of sharing economy?
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