gig-economy

What Do We Call Boomers Who Are Just as Screwed as Millennials?

When 65-year-old British Uber driver Malcolm McClean receives a call to pick up passengers at a hotel in Santa Monica, he’s under the impression they…

Why Are We So Obsessed With Backpacks? Blame the Gig Economy.

Want to get sucked into an inescapable YouTube wormhole? Take a journey into backpack reviews. Two years ago, while in the market for a laptop…

What It’s Like to Work for the Same Company for More Than 25 Years

After 30 years of working the arts and culture beat at Newsweek, Ray Sawhill was let go. The magazine had “somehow survived the advent of…

Real People Money Diaries: Making Ends Meet as an Uber Driver

In this series, we explore how different people make ends meet in an age of increasing inequality and job instability, by looking at what they…