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How soaring inflation can be particularly harmful for young people

Shampa Roy-Mukherjee, University of East London; Ejike Udeogu, Coventry University, and Michael Harrison, University of East London Inflation rates...

OnlyFans controversy highlights the bind facing most gig workers

Dilan Thampapillai, UNSW and Sarah Steele, University of Cambridge The saga over subscription-based social media platform OnlyFans, which announced...

Five ways Black Friday shopping will be different in 2020

Amna Khan, Manchester Metropolitan University Friday November 27 marks a key date in the UK’s retail calendar as consumers head online to take advantage of...

Why Uber Works will probably be great for businesses but not...

Shainaz Firfiray, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick Uber is still best known as a ride-hailing platform but it has been branching out into other...

How Uber and other digital platforms could trick us using behavioral...

Abbey Stemler, Indiana University; Joshua E. Perry, Indiana University, and Todd Haugh, Indiana University Uber’s business model is incredibly simple: It’s a platform that facilitates...

Why the unemployment rate will never get to zero percent –...

Jay L. Zagorsky, Boston University The U.S. Labor Department continues to release wonderful news for U.S. workers. Just this week, on Sept. 20, the agency said...

End of the gig economy? Don’t read too much into a...

Elizabeth C. Tippett, University of Oregon A recent California Supreme Court ruling is being hailed as a “game changer” for the gig economy. That’s...

Shades of green: What gig economy workers can learn from the...

Chris Larson, University of Colorado When “Fifty Shades Freed” opens in theaters on Feb. 9, fans will no doubt flock to see bad boy Christian...

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