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Why the Gig Economy May Not Put a Dent in Income Inequality – Real Time Economics – WSJ

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The gig economy is paying off for workers who are already among the America’s highest earners, a new study finds.

Source: Why the Gig Economy May Not Put a Dent in Income Inequality – Real Time Economics – WSJ

 

Two things:
1. This combines labor and capital income and asks how those things taken together could reduce inequality. It seems the author was trying to convince himself of something with this. Of what, I’m unsure.
2. The “gig economy” is not likely to be part of the solution when it’s largely an outcome of the precarity fomented by the current system, and it reinforces the problems it benefits from.

So, no, the “gig economy” may not put a dent in income inequality, and it’s probably making matters worse.

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