Disgruntled drivers and ‘cultural challenges’: Uber admits to its biggest risk factors

Gig economy (neoliberal wet dream)


Fig. 1. Uber driver Boubacar Sow drives in New York. Photograph by Kevin Hagan via the Wall Street Journal, May 4, 2019,[2] fair use.

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  1. [2]Eliot Brown, “Uber Wants to Be the Uber of Everything—But Can It Make a Profit?” Wall Street Journal, May 4, 2019, https://www.wsj.com/articles/uber-wants-to-be-the-uber-of-everything-11556909866

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