The Gig Economy is a Pyramid Scheme That’s Killing Its Workers

The so-called “Gig Economy” (an economy of temporary, flexible jobs) is always in the news. Companies like Uber have been touted for the convenience they offer drivers and consumers. However, for employees of companies like DoorDash, as I am, the mythology surrounding pay and benefits is insulting. The bait for workers is simple: make your own […]

The Minimum Wage: A Maximum Sentence

The untouchable job, working at a fast food chain or a supermarket, is “below” people. This sense of superiority is rooted in the inability of a minimum wage job to provide adequate living standards for employees. In some instances, the unemployed may not find work for an entire year. According to some, this lack of […]