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The New York Times | 03.11.18

Lotto Tickets Are Nice, Boss, but Can I Have My Bonus?

Alex Rosenblat

Data & Society Researcher Alex Rosenblat connects United Airlines new regulations to the gig-economy.

“In the gig economy, said Alex Rosenblat, a researcher at the Data & Society Research Institute who is the author of the forthcoming book, ‘Uberland,’ non-monetary rewards that rein in labor costs, or incentives aimed at individual drivers, can work because drivers rarely have enough information to piece together the larger picture — sometimes even their own bottom line.

‘But in the United case,’ Ms. Rosenblat said, ‘everyone knows what they’re earning.’”

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