April 6, 2017

34. The rising impact of the gig economy

Latest UK employment statistics show that more than half of the jobs added in the last year went to the self-employed. Part of this will be entrepreneurs forging their own path, but many will be people forced to establish themselves as sole traders and work for companies on a more casual basis. In this podcast Phil Dobbie talks to Prof Steve Keen about the benefits and problems with the gig economy. On issue, of course, is the amount of money people make. Could the gig economy force a universal basic income?

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