Guilds vs For Profit Gig Companies

Why Uber et al. aren’t quite what we need.

Daniel Goldman
Feb 20, 2019 · 3 min read
Coats of arms of guilds in a town in the Czech Republic displaying symbols of various European medieval trades and crafts (CC-BY 3.0)

A lot of people have taken issue with companies like Uber, and Uber Eats, Deliveroo, and so on. They honestly don’t treat their “contractors” very well, and it’s really difficult making a living with these services.

Rob Marchant, in The Unethical Greed of Deliveroo and Uber Eats, suggests that we should do…