Stephen Kinsella: How will the gig economy system evolve?

There’s not much debate about the future of work here in Ireland yet, but as the gig economy expands, expect to see much more discussion. Whether these workers will get to own a home or not will depend on how the system evolves

23rd July, 2017
The gig economy is one view of the future of work

Do musicians pay PRSI? Will Uber drivers ever get mortgages? Will Deliveroo workers ever take out pensions? Will there ever be a union for the gig economy?

In the gig economy people take very short-term jobs with few extra benefits. The gig economy is growing, and it is growing everywhere.

The Oxford Internet Institute estimates that 4 per cent of workers in the US and Britain work in the gig economy. It grew by 26...

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