The Late Night Rants of an Uber Driver
Riley Cayote
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Uber isn’t about carpooling or sharing, drivers aren’t empowered as entrepreneurs, these are all efforts to create new words where no new words are needed. This is the piecework economy, a way of abusing workers that was beaten long ago, nothing new here. People used their own loom and worked for giant corporations with effective oligopoly powers, now we use our own cars, there’s no difference and no need for new words, this is the return of the piecework economy. Companies have teams of lawyers and options, workers don’t, so at every edge-case ordinary people lose.

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