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The real cost of the gig economy

In a rare moment of candor, the then-Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan gave us an insight into what he feels are optimum conditions for workers. The so-called “healthy” economy that he presided over owed its success to what he called “growing worker insecurity.”

Workers with precarious existences are not going to make demands, and this compromised position, coupled with diminishing wages, is the cornerstone to the global gig economy.

This week Ross Ashcroft is joined by documentary filmmaker Shannon Walsh to discuss her new film – The Gig Is Up.