Mark Karlin @ Buzzflash - Professional sports have become an accelerating cycle of corporatized television spectacles. The media pumps up the events with sensational stories on the athletes, coaches and (in the case of US teams) team owners. This, in turn, results in increased readership of newspapers and news websites, as well as increased television viewership. As a result, ad revenue rises for the media, which in almost all cases are corporations. Read more.
After a monumental political battle, California passed AB5, a law that will make it much harder for gig economy companies to classify their workers as “independent contractors.” Now, the same political battle is coming to New York. That means it’s a perfect time to hear from Uber and Lyft drivers, in their own words. Read more.