Sick of GIG Greed #NOonProp22 #SickOfGigGreed
Sick of GIG Greed #NOonProp22 #SickofGigGreed


Uber and Lyft’s Business Model May Be Dead. Good.

Posted in: Cheating Workers

One Zero

The biggest startups in modern history were built on old-fashioned worker exploitation. Time for an upgrade.

Uber is less a business than a constellation of fantasies. The same goes for Lyft. Early on, Uber and Lyft positioned themselves as “ridesharing” companies that were a key part of the buzzword-emblazoned “sharing economy.” Uber offered luxury on demand, and Lyft claimed to be a fun, environmentally friendly alternative to taxis. Both sold themselves as efficient and city-friendly and promised to help cut down on miles traveled. That was a fantasy that evaporated before the first pink Lyft mustaches fell off the bumpers. The vast majority of rides turned out to be single-passenger trips, the intent was clearly never to reduce anyhing, and the startups, in fact, began to contribute seriously to congestion.

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