My post on Uber and regulation
received nearly 200,000 views so the question of regulatory-arbitrage-as-a-strategy (RAAAS) is clearly a topical one.
the path to future profitability lies in the general population never really owning anything but rather having to rent everything or pay a subscription to an intermediary for it
the spreading gig economy (at least in the case of ride-sharing) is, in fact, substituting for some payroll employment, or at least depressing its growth…
and if that is the case
whether it is about benefits contributions by gig-economy companies… or new kinds of safety nets, the conversation needs to widen as fast as the gig economy is growing.