The gig economy and social media are closely related. The two have grown side by side, and both have forever changed the way we work, live, and play. But has the internet brought us together or isolated us? It seems that despite being connected by a web of technology, we are segregated. Social media is siloed. Gig workers are on their own. Big Data knows more about us than we know about each other. Perhaps there’s a future of work in which technology can bring us back together?
A strong middle class is critical to economic success. It’s what set America apart back in the day. It’s what led to a robust infrastructure, educational system, entrepreneurism, thriving industry and consumer spending. Rampant income inequality, on the other hand, sparked the Great Recession. Credit Suisse just released its annual global wealth report, and it seems to signal peril for the middle class. According to the latest Social Security Administration figures, more than half of all[...]