Friday, August 21, 2015

The rush to regulate the "gig economy"

Yep (TechCrunch):

With a number of technologies emerging together to enable the unprecedented ability to coordinate and allocate resources in real time, a corresponding rise of new work and organizational structures may be an inevitability.

Despite this, a number of policy leaders and many in the media are still having the wrong conversation about these platforms, not asking the right questions about the underlying technology shifts taking place.

Instead, they are attempting to categorize the entire industry as either good or bad. In our view, this is almost like 19th century politicians trying to hold a Yes/No vote on industrialization.

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