The Clutch Class
Gig workers are part of neither capital, nor labor; we are the clutch class
|Venkatesh Rao||Aug 29, 2019|| 10||2|
With Labor Day coming up in the United States, I’ve been reflecting on the big questions that affect us gig economy workers. These include what is perhaps the central political question in gig work, one that Labor Day is the perfect occasion to ask:
Are we gig workers part of labor, or are we part of capital?
For our purposes, “capital” is a loose categ…