The secret to the Uber economy

It did not take technology to spur the on-demand economy. It took masses of poor people. bringt einen validen Punkt gegen die neuen Mittelsmänner vor.

In Mumbai, the man who delivers a bottle of rum to my doorstep can learn the ins and outs of the booze business from spending his days in a liquor store. If he scrapes together enough capital, he may one day be able to open his own shop and hire his own delivery boys.

His counterpart in San Francisco has no such access. The person who cleans your home in SoMa has little interaction with the mysterious forces behind the app that sends him or her to your door.

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