gig economy

Delivery Ghouls Pissed After Portland Limits Restaurant Fee Gouging

Delivery Ghouls Pissed After Portland Limits Restaurant Fee Gouging

Market-dominating delivery services like Grubhub and DoorDash are seeing unprecedented demand amid covid-19 stay-at-home orders. But these apps presented a threat to the livelihoods of local businesses even prior to the pandemic, and now, cities are stepping in to curb the exorbitant delivery fees these apps have levied on restaurants…

DoorDash ‘Pizza Arbitrage’ Shows The FUBAR Economics Of Delivery Apps

DoorDash ‘Pizza Arbitrage’ Shows The FUBAR Economics Of Delivery Apps

Another sign of how fundamentally screwed the economics underlying the app economy are: It is possible to take advantage of exploitative food delivery platform DoorDash’s efforts to sign up restaurants without their consent to engage de facto “pizza arbitrage,” according to a report by the Margins.

Uber CEO Decides Driver Safety Isn’t His Problem

Uber CEO Decides Driver Safety Isn’t His Problem

Gig workers pose a clear danger where the continued spread of covid-19 is concerned. As to the open question of how to responsibly address this massive vector of workers, who are often uninsured and can’t afford not to work in spite of the risks, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has apparently…