Chaos

The platform economy needs more than a new labour law

The app-based gig economy emerged as a disruptor almost a decade ago. Today, it’s crumbling under its own weight, exposing millions of workers to the uncertainties of the future. Platforms such as Uber, Swiggy and UrbanClap were seen as the future of work by many, but as the gig economy scaled up, it also developed several fault lines. The sheer pace of expansion didn’t give enough time for policymakers to […]

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