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How Uber and Airbnb Created a Parasite Economy

An examination of more than a dozen companies reveals the nuances between gig platforms and their workers

Uber and Lyft drivers demonstrate outside the $72 million home of Uber co-founder Garrett Camp to protest unfair wages.
Uber and Lyft drivers demonstrate outside the Beverly Hills home of Uber co-founder Garrett Camp to protest the first day of an “IPO cash out” and discriminatory wages on November 6, 2019. Photo: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images

Uber and Lyft’s high-profile battle with California over its AB5 law, which requires them to classify their drivers as employees, has driven the debate over gig workers and their platforms to a fever pitch…

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Kaushik Viswanath

Kaushik Viswanath

I work with authors at Medium. Previously an editor of business books at Penguin Random House.

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