I’ve been reading the story about classifying Uber and Lyft drivers as contractors with interest. I can see it from the driver’s side. They work hard yet cannot support themselves, particularly during a health crisis. And I can see it from the businesses’ side. They can’t handle any more taxes or regulations.
But we have two economies now: The Mainstreet economy requires merchants to pay their taxes and support their staff. And the online economy doesn’t have to pay as much taxes or support its workers.
That’s not a level playing field.