The State of Working America Podcast

Economic Policy Institute

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Uber and the Gig Economy Fallacy
Nov 12 2019
Uber and the Gig Economy Fallacy
The ubiquitous nature of ride-sharing makes it easy to forget that much of Uber and Lyft's business model relies on skirting basic regulations in ways that harm drivers and passengers. That's the focus of this episode of the State of Working America Podcast, which features interviews with driver and activist Sergio Avedian and EPI Distinguished Fellow Larry Mishel, who has extensively researched and critiqued Uber's business model. __ More on Uber and the gig economy fallacy: Uber and Lyft drivers run their own businesses? Give me a break [CNN Business] https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/24/perspectives/uber-lyft-employees-ab5/index.html Uber and the labor market: Uber drivers’ compensation, wages, and the scale of Uber and the gig economy [Economic Policy Institute] https://www.epi.org/publication/uber-and-the-labor-market-uber-drivers-compensation-wages-and-the-scale-of-uber-and-the-gig-economy/ __ The State of Working America Podcast is part of EPI’s effort to raise workers’ voices to ensure they are heard in the economic policy debate. Hosted by Pedro da Costa. Core topics include workers' rights, inequality, race, gender, labor markets, education and immigration, but we're interested in all things related to social justice. __ The U.S. manufacturing has been shrinking sharply in recent decades, but it’s not an accident or a historical inevitability. In Episode 4 of the State of Working America Podcast, host Pedro da Costa talks to Mickey Ray Williams, a Firestone plant worker in Gadsden, Alabama, about his experience of over two decades in the sector. The second portion of the show is an interview with Rob Scott, EPI’s director of trade policy. __ The State of Working America Podcast is part of EPI’s effort to raise workers’ voices to ensure they are heard in the economic policy debate. Hosted by Pedro da Costa. Core topics include workers' rights, inequality, race, gender, labor markets, education and immigration, but we're interested in all things related to social justice. __ Economic Policy Institute https://www.epi.org/podcast