“I would point out that people who struggle financially are most likely to behave like econs.”
Have you ever met people who struggle financially but still spend too much money on paycheck loans or sneakers or who take a day off when maybe it isn’t necessary or who drop out of school when it would be in their long term interests to graduate, etc.? I have. Maybe you have data that suggests that people who struggle financially are most likely to behave like econs?
The point Knibbs is making, I believe, is that, yes, Uber is trying to fool people and maybe they are succeeding. Normalizing the side hustle — not as a passion project and not as something that only a very unfortunate few have to do, but as something for “everyone these days” is, yes, an act of fooling people.