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The Rise of the Gig Economy

Are so-called 'gig economy' companies like Uber threatening livelihoods?

Are so-called 'gig economy' companies like Uber threatening livelihoods? Joe Miller reports on the impact the car-sharing business has had on the taxi industry in New York City. Brhmie Balaram from the London think tank RSA tells Ed Butler why Uber's business model could be under threat. And David Rolf, president of the Seattle branch of the Service Employees International Union, explains why a new model is needed to guarantee the rights of workers in the on-demand economy.

(Photo: Uber drivers protest in New York, Credit: Getty Images)

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