Deliveroo Riders and the GIG Economy: Employees, the Self-Employed and Workers and Local Economic Development

Here, City-REDI’s Prof. John Bryson discusses what the gig economy means for employees, the self-employed, workers and local economic development. The so called ‘gig economy’ is transforming the nature of work, but only for some workers by providing alternative employment opportunities. These employment opportunities reflect the management of labour inputs by the application of technology that … Continue reading “Deliveroo Riders and the GIG Economy: Employees, the Self-Employed and Workers and Local Economic Development”

From Rabbits to Ubers: What the ‘new’ gig economy means for employment, education and politics?

Here, City-REDI’s Prof. John Bryson discusses what the ‘new’ gig economy means for employment, education and politics. A new term – the ‘gig economy’ – has emerged in the US that is part of an old process that is central to the operation of capitalist economies.  The gig economy reflects the on-going adaptation of work and … Continue reading “From Rabbits to Ubers: What the ‘new’ gig economy means for employment, education and politics?”