Professor Yochai Benkler is the Berkman professor of entrepreneurial legal studies at Harvard Law School. In an article recently published in the Financial Times he believes that is many service industries workers are ‘cutting out the employer and plying their services direct to people who used to pay companies, rather than people, to meet their needs’. Many of these workers were previously employees who drew a steady salary. He points out that in the past much of the risk fell on the companies rather than individuals. But now with the ‘on-demand’ economy many of these safeguards are swept away and the workers are on their own.
Read the full article The death of the company reignites the battle between capital and labour was first published by the Financial Times on 24 January 2015 (subscription required).