So Money - Episode 1445

Alexandrea Ravenelle

Author, Hustle and Gig

Choose your hours, choose your work, be your own boss, control your own income. Welcome to the gig economy, a nebulous collection of online platforms and apps that promise to transcend capitalism. Supporters argue that the gig economy will reverse economic inequality, enhance worker rights, and bring entrepreneurship to the masses. But does it? Guest Alexandrea J. Ravenelle, Associate Professor of sociology at UNC-Chapel Hill and author of Hustle and Gig, shares the personal stories of nearly eighty predominantly millennial gig workers, underlining the volatility of working in the gig economy.

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